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New Little Free Library outside of Buzzy’s

The February issue of the CHA Newsletter has word on a new place to share books in the area:

There is another Little Free Library in the neighborhood thanks to Jean McDaniel, Garnett Ryland and Chuck Wrenn. Located
at 27th and East Broad Street it has an adult shelf and a children’s shelf.

Chuck and Jean designed and constructed the Little Free Library using artifacts and salvaged materials from their homes. Garnett did the roof, hung the door, and made the knobs fit! Those of you who have renovated an old house will recognize some of the “pieces” used in the construction.

This Little Free Library will be maintained and appropriate material offered by Jean and her husband Garnett. Any donations will be gratefully accepted at 2810 East Grace Street.

The new book box should be stocked by this afternoon, and joins the other Little Free Library at Marshall and 27th and the big free library at 25th an R Streets as neighborhood resources for free books.

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jean mcdaniel
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Thank you John!!!!!

Alex
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Alex

Nice work Jean! Hopefully it’s flowerpot-proof?

Jon Ondrak
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GREAT!

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Eric De Boer
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This library will be open–snow or shine!

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Great addition to the neighborhood. Thanks, neighbors!

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Coffee
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Can you say CAR and encroachment on city sidewalk?

jean mcdaniel
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Thank you for your nice comments. Chuck Wrenn and my husband did all the hard work! As soon as it gets wired to the building ( to prevent tipping over ), we will fill it up.

I go to a Dentist who has the best magazines in his waiting room, ( Dr Maury Hubbard ). He will be contributing on a regular basis.

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coffee

Can you look in the mirror and say, “WHAT A JERK I SEE”? If you don’t like it, don’t use it and walk around it!

All necessary permissions were obtained before it was even built. I am sure that some near by neighbors will file claims with City Council that it is a public hazzard. After all, somebody might stand on THEIR sidewalk and look at a magazine or book!

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bill2

Since this is surrounded by the contentious neighbors, Jean, why don’t you post the permit & CAR approval and thus pre-empt another battle?

prairiegirl
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prairiegirl

#6 seriously???? Are you against the one in front of WPA too??? You don’t want anyone reading in the neigjbourhood? What is wrong with some of the people in this community?? wtf???

prairiegirl
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prairiegirl

Please forgive my typos….anger causes me to make mistakes.

jean mcdaniel
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bill2 First , THIS DOES NOT REQUIRE CAR APPROVAL! Second, the two well known, “contentiious” neighbors across the street from this Little Free Library have already shown their displeasure over it’s existance. We observed this yesterday when we were puttting the books and magazines in. Third, should they choose to engage in “another battle”, there is nothing I or anyone else can do to stop them. I look forward to the attack ad ,”your neighborhood could be next, literacy run rampent”, with images of peoples heads bent over a book, If these people are inclined to object, it is rheir… Read more »

Jon Ondrak
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Jon Ondrak

Or perhaps we could all calm the fuck down and stop being assholes to each other.

Michael Jones
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Jean, Garnett and Chuck:

Thank you for doing this. These are the things that make a neighborhood special and build community. It’s much appreciated.

laura
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laura

This looks great! Very well done.

Bill 3
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Bill 3

here we go again. some people, man. some people.

Lucky Canine
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Lucky Canine

Why would anyone object to a little free library?? This one at Capt. Buzzy’s is really nice. I say let’s get some more of them out in Church Hill!! Urban Farmhouse, Sub Rosa, Union Market – your turn! It’s good for the patrons of these establishments and great for the community. I live close to the Urban Farmhouse and I can contribute some $, books, and time (I have no carpentry skills but I can assist 🙂 to bring a little free library to 33rd and Marshall. Anyone else want to help me??

ray
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ray

My sentiments exactly, Jon Ondrak.

Alex
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Alex

As much as I love the library, it’s a shame we couldn’t have made a “little free bar” instead.

Have extra liquor you don’t need? Donate it to the bar!

Need a shot in your coffee? Stop by the little free bar!

SmallRealEstate
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chpn
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Can anyone help put together a Little Free Library on 33rd Street? http://t.co/uJVCvnvE76

simmstoomey
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RT @chpn: Can anyone help put together a Little Free Library on 33rd Street? http://t.co/uJVCvnvE76

rivercityreadin
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RT @chpn: Can anyone help put together a Little Free Library on 33rd Street? http://t.co/uJVCvnvE76

RVARealtor
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Love this! Id love to contribute some books!

jean mcdaniel
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Alex

Don’t tell my husband how much I love you! He is a non drinker…no, he did have a beer once but didn’t like it!

Pierce
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Pierce

@Alex- Okay fine, you will not run for mayor, CHA president or be emperor of the little free libraries. How ’bout head bartender of the “little free bars”?
Although I am scared that donations will be that old dusty bottle of vermouth in the spice rack…

Justin
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Justin

@Alex – no reason we can’t all contribute and treat it as the ‘Little Free Bar’. It’s the new ABC. Alcohol, Books, and Coffee.

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JondrakRVA
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@chpn, on it!

bill2
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bill2

#12
Jean, you were the one who said you had all the necessary approvals – I just suggested you post them to avoid another controversy but it sounds like you’re baiting the neighbors.

It’s a structure, attached to a building in a historic district, plainly visible & encroaching on a public sidewalk. Of course it needs a permit, which I’m not seeing online, & you’ve lived here long enough to know that if it shows from the sidewalk or the alley, it needs CAR approval.

Alex
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Alex

@24 – you read my mind…
[puts dusty old vermouth and triple sec bottles back in my liquor cabinet]

laura
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laura

@26… I hope you’re joking. If you’re not, you are being ridiculous to force an issue like this. Certainly both you and CAR have much more important issues to attack. How about channeling that energy to the abandoned and dilapidated houses in the neighborhood that code enforcement hasn’t addressed?

clay st resident
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clay st resident

I think the idea of the free libraries are great! I do wonder though how the term “appropriate material” is being defined as stated in the original post? Unless it’s a clear-as-day “no porn” policy, having 1 person in charge of deeming whether or not a book is “appropriate” is a slippery slope.

jean mcdaniel
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Bill2 This is not a permanent structure. It is less than 10×10 feet. It is not encroaching on the sidewalk. It is 12 inches deep. It was not created to cause discord, or “another battle”. Nothing about it is in the least objectionable. I am not baiting anybody! I have lived here long enough to recognize ASS HOLES when I see them staring at me across the street and I question your motives for posting your first post. If you or anyone else wants to make an issue or complain to the City, do it. You cannot do so with… Read more »