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Queen Anne’s first Little Free Library falls prey to vandalism

June 27th, 2014 by Laura

Queen Anne is a great place for Little Free Libraries – loved by our community, each with its own personality. So, get ready to get mad… someone vandalized our neighborhood’s first LFL on 2nd Ave W last night.

In the before and after pictures of the side of the LFL, you can see that the little window message box that held the journal was torn off, along with the trim surrounding it.

LFL vandalism before

Before

LFL Vandalism after

After

To add insult to injury, they also knocked over a birdbath planter in the garden space surrounding the LFL.

LFL garden vandalismThe LFL steward will restore the library. This particular LFL has significance beyond book-sharing, it’s also a memorial to the steward’s late husband.

If you find the missing message box, please let us know and we’ll get you in touch with the owner.

A police report will be filed today. In addition to last night’s vandalism, the steward and her neighbor both had items stolen off their front porches back on June 5.

Sadly, the warmer weather seems to coincide with an uptick in crimes on Queen Anne. We’re putting together a June crime roundup based on SPD reports. If you have been the victim of a crime, let us know. All tips will remain anonymous.

Please remember: report all crimes both large and small to SPD. For crimes like car prowls and items stolen from porches/backyards, you can use the online SPD tool to report it. As always, if you see a crime in progress or suspicious activity, call 911.

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