Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Zoning complaint shuts down ‘Little Free Library’

SHREVEPORT (AP) — Shreveport’s Metropolitan Planning Commission has shut down a book swap box called a “Little Free Library,” and others could face the same fate.
City ordinances allow libraries only in commercial zones, zoning administrator Alan Clarke told The Times.

Rick Edgerton said the commission told him it would cost $500 to appeal the ruling against the Little Free Library that he and his wife, Teresa Edgerton, created, KSLA-TV reported.

Rick Edgerton made the wooden box with shelves, a hinged glass front and a sign telling people who pass their house to “take a book, return a book.”

The couple has 10 days to appeal the decision, which KSLA reports was prompted by a single anonymous complaint.

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