Police in Denver are looking for a vandal who set fire to a Little Free Library in the city's Congress Park neighborhood.
The fire was set early Monday morning, the Denver Post reported, causing heavy damage to the small community book exchange where residents and passersby can take and leave books for free. Dan Wisdom, who set up the library, told Denver's 9News that there were 35 to 40 books in the structure, most of which were destroyed.
"Why? That's been the overwhelming thing," Wisdom told the television station. "Why would anybody do that?"
The 3-month-old little library was built by Wisdom's father, and was a favorite of his 9-year-old daughter. The Post said people passing by the remains of the book exchange expressed dismay at the vandalism, with "[s]ome ... more profane than others."
The fire apparently hasn't deterred Wisdom, who posted an image of the burned library on the Facebook page of his real estate company. "We will do our best to get a new one up ASAP," he promised. "If anyone would like to borrow a book, just knock on our door and we will find something that we are happy to give to you."