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Monday, August 25, 2014

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Unveiling of LAPD Devonshire Area’s Little Free Library NA14145SF

WHAT:   
LAPD Devonshire Area launches the Little Free Library at Devonshire Station

WHEN:   
Thursday, August 28, 2014
4:00 p.m.

WHERE:   
LAPD Devonshire Area Station
10250 Etiwanda Avenue
Northridge, CA 91325
    
WHO:    
LAPD Captain Kris Pitcher, Commanding Officer, Devonshire Area
LAPD Captain Robert Marino, Commanding Officer, Devonshire Patrol Division
Representatives from A Chance for Children Foundation
Representatives from The Water Buffalo Club
    
WHY:   
To unveil the Devonshire Area Free Library  

DETAILS:   
LAPD Devonshire Area in conjunction with local non-profit organizations, A Chance for Children and The Water Buffalo Club, has partnered to establish a Little Free Library inside the Devonshire Area Station lobby.  This library functions as an educational and outreach tool to children and community members in the Devonshire Area vicinity and builds a sense of community, while promoting literacy and a love of books.

The Little Free Library is a gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories.  In its most basic form, it’s like a shelf full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book and contribute another one to share.  The library is registered in a national registry where community members can locate it online.  All books are free for children of all ages and will be listed by age group reading levels.

It is hoped the Little Free Library will have a positive influence on community quality of life and provide a place for neighbors to meet and get to know each other through “community in the station programs.”  LAPD Cadets will serve as stewards of the library to help teach important life skills, ownership of a project and the importance of community.  

Additionally, police officers will be involved in providing book-reading programs at the station with
local schools and books will be re-stocked through generous donations of non-profit organizations, community members and LAPD Officers.

For more information about the Little Free Library, please visit:

www.littlefreelibrary.org
www.achanceforchildren.org
www.waterbuffaloclub.com


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