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Tue Jul 12, 2016, 08:47 AM

 

Vandals trash SF neighborhood’s street-corner library

About two years ago, Tang had the idea to join the nationwide Little Free Library movement, which, according to its website, has more than 40,000 installations across the country. Small, colorful containers with shelves are stocked with free books. All patrons have to do is return the books when finished.




The idea is to encourage neighborhood interaction, but the Little Free Library at Noe and 15th streets has become an exercise in frustration.

“It’s really just been one thing after another,” said Peter

Kupfer, another resident. “It was vandalized. It was knocked down. Someone set fire to it. It was knocked apart and in pieces on the street. It was stolen completely, so a neighbor donated a cabinet, which we had painted and refinished.”

Last week, though, was the topper. The sponsors had bolted the Little Free Library to the sidewalk with metal braces.


http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/nevius/article/Vandals-trash-SF-neighborhood-s-street-corner-8353077.php?t=0f0d16d46f


There have been offers to donate a replacement, but Tang says she’s not sure it’s worth the effort.

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Liberal_in_LA Jul 2016 OP
Javaman Jul 2016 #1
Liberal_in_LA Jul 2016 #2
Sen. Walter Sobchak Jul 2016 #3
Ex Lurker Jul 2016 #4
Sen. Walter Sobchak Jul 2016 #5

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2016, 11:10 AM

1. I have one of these on my block here in Austin...

someone already damaged it. The person who hosts in (in front of their home) re-cemented it into the ground and has a solar light shining on it at night now.

what is wrong with people?

a side note: I donated 3 recently read books to it, sadly, I don't see anyone exchanging books. More books have been added but none have been replaced.

I'm hoping that people are just shy and it's just taking a little time for it to catch on.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 12:34 AM

2. Sad...it seemed like such a good idea

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 12:36 AM

3. Crackheads are awesome

 


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Response to Sen. Walter Sobchak (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 12:47 AM

4. Does SF have gutter punks?

They're a plague in New Orleans.

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Response to Ex Lurker (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 01:03 AM

5. In abundance

 

They migrate up and down the west coast from Vancouver to San Diego.

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