MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minneapolis police are asking the public’s help in finding the person who set fire to a well-used Little Free Library.
The Minneapolis Police Department tweeted Wednesday that the arson happened on July 6 at a home on Minnehaha Avenue on the city’s south side.READ MORE: New Poll Shows Minneapolis Residents Support Charter Amendment Replacing Police
If you have information on the burning – of a small, wooden box that holds books which passers-by can freely take or replace – call the arson hotline at 1-800-723-2020.
There are rewards of up to $5,000 for information.READ MORE: Minnesota Apple Orchards Endure Labor Shortage During Peak Season
Little Free Libraries are part of a global movement to encourage people to read. There are hundreds of such libraries across the Twin Cities.
MPD investigating arson of well-used “Little Library” on Minnehaha, South side MPLS. Happened July 6. Need your info pic.twitter.com/K3wh5nQw0WMORE NEWS: 'I Laid On The Floor And Just Bawled': Minnesota TikTok Sensation, 79, Overwhelmed By Support After Scooter Breaks
— Minneapolis Police (@MPD_PIO) July 9, 2014