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News : City To Fine Owners Of Little Free Libraries
Posted by Randy on 2014/6/19 4:15:51 (186 reads) News by the same author

LEAWOOD, KS (KCTV) - Little Free Libraries are popping up across the metro. They allow book lovers to borrow and share their favorite books whenever they want.
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"We came back to find a letter from the code enforcement telling us it was an illegal dwelling or structure," Brian Collins said.

Collins put up a Little Free Library on Mother's Day in his front yard near the intersection of 89th Street and Ensley Lane.

"Given that nothing can dwell in here except maybe mice, I really didn't understand what that was all about," he said.

According to the city, people living in Leawood can't have a free-standing structure in their front yard.

"My neighbors think it's awesome," Collins said.

Ken McGregor lives across the street

"When they put it up I thought it was kind of cool," McGregor said. "I would see the grandparents sit there and read to their kids. Kids will look around, pick up books and reads. Seems like it's kind of fun."

Not everyone thinks it's fun. Another neighbor told KCTV5 off camera he's glad the city is making Collins remove the library because he believes it's an eyesore for the neighborhood.

Collins has to decide by Thursday whether to keep his little library or get rid of it.

"Quite frankly I'm still debating on whether or not I want to be cited and go to court," he said.

If Collins doesn't get rid of his library, he faces a $25 fine. He hopes to work with the city to change the rules.

A spokesperson for the city said the reason for the ordinance is to not only protect the integrity of the neighborhood, but to make sure nothing negatively affects property values in Leawood.

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