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Boy's front-yard library shut down by city government
WSBTV.COM ^ | 20 JUNE 2014 | Sebastian Martinez

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."

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1 posted on 06/20/2014 4:57:43 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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.


2 posted on 06/20/2014 5:01:32 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Cynicism is a far greater spiritual danger than naivete." ~ Stephen Webb)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

if its not cupcakes its Caldicott


3 posted on 06/20/2014 5:03:01 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/national/boys-front-yard-library-shut-down-city-government/ngPtf/?icmp=cmgcontent_internallink_relatedcontent_2014_partners2

a police state


4 posted on 06/20/2014 5:05:23 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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?


5 posted on 06/20/2014 5:10:50 PM PDT by WTFOVR (I find myself exclaiming that expression quite often these days!)
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To: WTFOVR

“What are they going to do - put the entire population into concentration camps?”

Only half of us.


6 posted on 06/20/2014 5:18:13 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

These are the people who lay awake at night terrified that someone, somewhere, is having a good time.


7 posted on 06/20/2014 5:18:35 PM PDT by Marie (When are they going to take back Obama's peace prize?)
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To: Marie
These are the people who lie awake at night terrified that someone, somewhere, is having a good time reading a book not assigned to them by an official government educationalist agent.
8 posted on 06/20/2014 5:25:08 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Cynicism is a far greater spiritual danger than naivete." ~ Stephen Webb)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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!


9 posted on 06/20/2014 5:25:30 PM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: Marie
These are the people who lay awake at night terrified that someone, somewhere, is having a good time without permission from a bureaucrat.
10 posted on 06/20/2014 5:30:19 PM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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.


11 posted on 06/20/2014 5:32:30 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“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?


12 posted on 06/20/2014 5:58:35 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: jocon307

They may certainly make the attempt ... However, first they shall be made to experience the meaning of “MOLON LABE!”


13 posted on 06/20/2014 6:01:16 PM PDT by WTFOVR (I find myself exclaiming that expression quite often these days!)
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To: tflabo

“... 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.


14 posted on 06/20/2014 6:06:11 PM PDT by WTFOVR (I find myself exclaiming that expression quite often these days!)
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To: Aurorales

Your dad is a great dad.


15 posted on 06/20/2014 6:06:51 PM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: babygene

Maybe make it a tin can phone line to call up customer service?


16 posted on 06/20/2014 6:26:20 PM PDT by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: tflabo; All

This is about taxing/permits/fees that the city want’s to collect.

That is why they want it connected to the house.


17 posted on 06/20/2014 6:28:02 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: babygene

This is why


18 posted on 06/20/2014 6:29:47 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Tennessee Nana

What is Caldicott?


19 posted on 06/20/2014 6:32:17 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: Rinnwald

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.


20 posted on 06/20/2014 7:43:12 PM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
There are lots of stupid laws that ought to be repealed.
In the mean time, tie a string between the house and the box. It's "attached" then.

21 posted on 06/20/2014 8:01:59 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Aurorales

"And if you see Joey Sanchez, tell him I'm coming and Hell's coming with me".

22 posted on 06/20/2014 8:11:59 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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).


23 posted on 06/20/2014 8:25:08 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Cool concept. No harm. City is the typical overbearing bureaucracy.

Newscaster Bryte(?) Sander in the video has a fake plastic head!


24 posted on 06/20/2014 8:50:37 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: MHGinTN

Awards for the best childrens books


25 posted on 06/20/2014 9:52:41 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Rebelbase

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.


26 posted on 06/21/2014 1:46:18 AM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: MHGinTN

Caldicott is an award given to children’s book’s illustrators.

http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal

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.


27 posted on 06/21/2014 10:03:23 AM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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