Skip to comments.Boy's front-yard library shut down by city government
Posted on 06/20/2014 4:57:43 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
A little boy and his little library are at the center of a little controversy after the Kansas City suburb where he lives forced him to shut it down.
Nine-year-old Spencer Collins decided to share his passion for reading through a small free library in his front yard in Leawood, Kansas. (Via KSNT)
But the Prairie Village Post reports that didn't sit well with the city government, who sent Collins' parents a letter saying, "Your take-a-book, leave-a-book structure must be attached to the house."
(Excerpt) Read more at wsbtv.com ...
Dumbsh*ts. We have “Little Free Libraries” around here. The City of Monroe, NC, hasn’t said they have to be attached to the house.
if its not cupcakes its Caldicott
a police state
When are Americans going to find their spines, gird their loins, and tell government weasels at every level to eff off and go shove it where the sun don’t shine? It’s time to just say “no” to these fascist pigs ... What are they going to do - put the entire population into concentration camps?
“What are they going to do - put the entire population into concentration camps?”
Only half of us.
These are the people who lay awake at night terrified that someone, somewhere, is having a good time.
I ran a library out of our garage when I was about 9 or 10.
My dad helped me set it up.
I had a card catalog for the books and also a reference section. (Encyclopedias and atlas of course)
I ran it just like a library...check out books, late fees, etc.
I learned a lot that summer.
As an aside: the only book that wasn’t returned was Dr. Seuss’s Hop On Pop.
Joey Sanchez checked it out in ‘77 or ‘78 and owes me quite a bit of money in late fees. LOL!
Let me guess—the town’s public library charges a fee and wants to eliminate any competition. Betchya some scumbucket leftist is behind this heavy hand.
“But the Prairie Village Post reports that didn’t sit well with the city government, who sent Collins’ parents a letter saying, “Your take-a-book, leave-a-book structure must be attached to the house.””
How hard is it to attach it to the house? Wouldn’t a cloth line do that?
They may certainly make the attempt ... However, first they shall be made to experience the meaning of “MOLON LABE!”
“... Betchya some scumbucket leftist is behind this heavy hand.”
The heavy “left hand” needs to be countered with a swift upper cut to the jaw of the responsible party, followed by a good right hook, and a sharp kick to the groin, just for the hell of it.
Your dad is a great dad.
Maybe make it a tin can phone line to call up customer service?
This is about taxing/permits/fees that the city want’s to collect.
That is why they want it connected to the house.
This is why
What is Caldicott?
Thanks for that.
He was one of the best!
I had a comic book section in the corner of my garage library. You could take one comic for keeps if you left two.
I netted a ton of “new to me” comics that summer. I was in heaven.
"And if you see Joey Sanchez, tell him I'm coming and Hell's coming with me".
The boy is WHITE, right?
Don’t know for sure if he’s white, but I GUARANTEE he’s not black —think about just HOW BAD that would look, right?
White, or Asian, maybe.
Ah! And not hispanic. Not black, not hispanic (site overloaded so I can’t see the clip).
Cool concept. No harm. City is the typical overbearing bureaucracy.
Newscaster Bryte(?) Sander in the video has a fake plastic head!
Awards for the best childrens books
Whenever I see that Seinfeld episode, I always think of Joey Sanchez and my one lost book.
Funny how many important things I have forgotten...but not the theft of my Dr. Seuss book.
Caldicott is an award given to children’s book’s illustrators.
Some very good books have that award.
I personnally think that the free neighborhood library is a great thing. WE have them around town here (Savannah) and they don’t seem to be effecting our circulation at all.
Someone needs to find the bureaucrat behind this story and drill holds in his skull to let the demons out.
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