A nine-year-old boy in eastern Kansas who decided to open his own little front-yard library and share books with his neighbors has been shut down for violating a city zoning ordinance.
...his parents received a letter from officials saying the library violated the city's zoning ordinance and needed to be removed or they would be fined. The city prohibits people from having structures on their property that are detached from the physical house.
Spencer Collins, who lives in Leawood, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, is fighting back on his Facebook page to urge officials to amend the code. City officials told ThinkProgress they made the move because they have to treat everyone equally.