Leawood's Little Free Library Gets Reprieve

By: AP
By: AP

LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP)-- After a plea from a 9-year-old boy, a Kansas City suburb will temporarily allow residents to have small, free lending libraries in their yards.

The Leawood City Council on Monday night unanimously approved a temporary moratorium that allows "Little Free Library'' structures in residents' yards. The moratorium, effective Tuesday, will last until Oct. 20.

The action came after the city received national attention when it required 9-year-old Spencer Collins to remove his library. The small box on stilts was full of books, which residents could read and replace for free.

The Kansas City Star reports the city must wait 60 to 90 days and hold public hearings before it can permanently change its ordinances. It plans to survey Leawood homeowners associations to gauge public opinions on the libraries.

Posted by Greg Palmer


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