User Login    
 + Register
News : City To Fine Owners Of Little Free Libraries
Posted by Randy on 2014/6/19 4:15:51 (220 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.
Click to see original Image in a new window

"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.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2014/10/23 10:42:45 - Disaster Declaration Requested For North Missouri Counties
2014/10/23 10:38:01 - THS Marching Band And Color Guard To Hold Recognition Program
2014/10/23 10:35:23 - Snow Removal Bids Sought
2014/10/23 6:38:04 - Trenton Chamber Ambassadors To Hold Annual Halloween Trick Or Treat Night
2014/10/23 6:30:41 - Chillicothe Firefighters Respond To Vehicle Fire
2014/10/23 6:26:35 - Meadville Teen Hurt In Accident East Of Laredo
2014/10/23 6:23:59 - Spickard Man Injured In Accident East Of Gallatin
2014/10/23 4:46:44 - Giant Gold Nugget To Be Sold In San Francisco
2014/10/23 4:30:00 - The Worst Things To Buy At Walmart
2014/10/23 4:17:35 - Iowa Man Pleads Guilty To Missouri Bank Robbery
2014/10/23 4:09:49 - UK Man Faked Coma For 2 Years To Avoid Court
2014/10/23 4:04:17 - Wife Of Wade Davis Forks Over World Series Tickets As Tip To Server
2014/10/23 4:00:50 - FBI Confiscates Hot-Selling Royals Panties
2014/10/22 6:42:06 - Missouri Livestock Symposium To Be Held In Kirksville December 5th
2014/10/22 4:52:49 - Dead Babies In Winnipeg Storage Unit 'Tragic Beyond Belief'
2014/10/22 4:43:12 - Two Sunken Vessels From World War II Were Just Found Off The North Carolina Coast
2014/10/22 4:34:36 - Partial Solar Eclipse to Darken US Skies Thursday
2014/10/22 4:26:06 - Homeless Man Victim Of Knock-Out Game Attack
2014/10/22 4:23:10 - Missouri Officer Charged In $37,000 Theft
2014/10/22 4:19:06 - Man Arrested For Rape At Hospital Where Victim Being Treated
2014/10/22 4:10:43 - Trenton Resident Arrested On Probation Violation Charge
2014/10/22 4:00:45 - Area Students To Receive American FFA Degree
2014/10/22 3:54:25 - Missouri Community Betterment Awards Presented At Banquet
2014/10/21 10:53:20 - Missouri Chomps Listless Florida, 42-13
2014/10/21 10:51:08 - Local Dream Factory Organization Raises 7 Thousand Dollars
2014/10/21 10:50:28 - KC Chiefs Grab Huge AFC West Win In San Diego
2014/10/21 10:50:00 - For First Time Since '85, World Series Returns To Kansas City
2014/10/21 10:46:38 - Firefighters Respond To RV Fire In Trenton
2014/10/21 10:43:58 - Two Jamesport Teens Injured In Saturday Wreck
2014/10/21 10:40:52 - Personal Body Cameras For Trenton Police Department Topic Of Open Line



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM