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Friday, February 19, 2016

Media Relations

Unveiling of LAPD West Los Angeles Community Police Station Little Free Library NA16031ne

WHAT:
LAPD West Los Angeles Community Police Station will host Nora Sterry students at an unveiling of their Little Free Library

WHEN:
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:

West Los Angeles Community Police Station
1663 Butler Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90025

WHO:
Captain Tine Nieto, Area Commanding Officer, West Los Angeles Area
Captain Darryl Ito, Patrol Commanding Officer, West Los Angeles Area
Sergeant Justin Scott, OIC West Los Angeles Community Relations Office
Marlene K. Willis, Civilian Volunteer
A Chance for Children Foundation and Water Buffalo Club

WHY:
West LA Community Police Station will unveil their Little Free Library

LAPD West LA Area in conjunction with a local non-profit organization, A Chance for Children and Water Buffalo Club, partnered to establish a Little Free Library inside West LA Community Police Stations Lobby. This Library functions as an educational and outreach tool to children and community members in West Los Angeles Area. The Library builds a sense of community, promotes literacy and love of books.

The Little Free Library is a gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a freestanding bookcase where anyone may stop by and pick up a book and bring back another book to share. West LA Community Police Station Little Free Library is registered in a National Registry where community members can locate the Library online. All books are free for children of all ages and will be listed by age group reading levels.

The Little Free Library will have a positive influence on community quality of life and provides a place for neighbors to meet and get to know each through "community in the station programs". LAPD JR Cadets/ Cadets will serve as stewards of the library teaching
them 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. To learn more about the opportunities with the Little Free Library you can visit lfl.org. The books will be re-stocked through generous donations of non-profit organizations, community members and police officers.

Members of the media interested in attending should contact Sergeant Justin Scott or Officer Edna Veloz with the West LA Community Relations Office at 310-444-0743.





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