Little Free Libraries

Area J 1 - Editing

Area J 1 - Editing


On or about Thursday night (July 10/2014), a yet unknown arsonist destroyed a Little Free Library in Tomlinson Park. Saturday night the one by the toboggan hill was also destroyed by fire.

Somebody out there is very bored and very dangerous. Both fires could have spilled onto dry grass and crept to surrounding homes. There's a good chance that at least one of you reading this may have seen or heard something out of the ordinary on one of these nights in the affected locations. Somebody, for sure, knows who is responsible for these cowardly acts, and may not yet realize it. Search your minds, memories, and activities of those days. Have you heard anyone bragging about a misdeed?

What's next? A garbage can? Fence? Garage? Another house? The majority of people are law abiding, and proud of their communities, and do not commit actions like this, but unless that majority speaks out it has no strength and is insignificant. Let's all be vigilant, keep our eyes and ears open, communicate with each other, and watch each other's backs.

Little Free Libraries promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide. They help to build a much needed sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations. Promotion of reading for children, and literacy for adults should not be put to the torch. By the way.... NET COST PER UNIT INSTALLED IS $820 plus admin costs.

If you have any information that may lead to the apprehension of those responsible, you have a duty to report this to the Edmonton Police Service.

Complaint line (not for crimes in progress): 780-423-4567, or #377 from a mobile device.

Text a tip to Edmonton Crime Stoppers: Type keyword, “TIP250 and your tip” and send it to CRIMES (274637).

Crimes in progress: 911.

NEWS UPDATE: To date no suspect has been identified for this crime and plans to replace the Little Free Libraries are presently on hold. The community still needs your help to find the bad guys.

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