- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Shreveport City Council has voted to consider at a later date legislation aimed at revamping the city’s antiquated zoning laws to allow for book exchange boxes also known as Little Free Libraries.

The Times reports (https://bit.ly/1FwmXCK) revisions to a proposed draft ordinance was up for introduction at the council’s Tuesday meeting. The council is expected to adopt the changes in October.

The revisions’ arrival at the council this week was not met with applause by all. On social media, advocates of Little Free Libraries discussed the $50 fee to accompany the required registration of the exchange boxes and plot plan.

The city temporarily made existing structures legal while it hammered out a permanent solution. The boxes, stationed outside of homes, allow passers-by to “take a book, leave a book.”

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Information from: The Times, https://www.shreveporttimes.com

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