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Raw Courage: Kansas 9 Year Old Defeats Nanny State – ‘Free Little Library’ to Reopen


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Pat Kane

July 10th, 2014

 

After a lengthy battle with the Leawood City Council, 9 year old Kansas resident Spencer Collins will be able to put his little free library back up in his front yard.

 

Earlier this May, Collins set up a micro-library in his front lawn as a Mothers Day gift to his mother, and as a gift to his community. A sign on the structure encouraged passers by to take a book, return a book.

 

Everything was going fine until the city of Leawood claimed they had received complaints about Collins library and ordered him to take it down, sparking a national controversy. Since then, Collins has amassed almost 32,000 supporters on Facebook and the support of bestselling childrens authors.

 

 

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There are an estimated 15,000 little free libraries in areas across the country, those interested can find the closest one to them by using this map.

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