Police Force Removal of Mailbox Library in NJ Town

An anonymous complaint spells the end for a family's free library.

A Free Little Library is typically a welcome addition to any community, but that was apparently not the case in a New Jersey town.

The Hagermayer family's mailbox library before they were forced to remove it./News 12 New Jersey

In late July, the Hagermayer family of Point Pleasant Boro put up a mailbox library for anyone to take a book that interests them or leave a title for someone else. Much to their surprise, there was an immediate—and anonymous—complaint from a neighbor that brought the police, not readers, to their home. The family was told that libraries are not in the land-use ordinance, so it couldn't stay, according to a story on newjersey.news12.com. 

See the full News12 New Jersey story here.

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