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News Release

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Media Relations

Unveiling of LAPD Pacific Area’s Little Free Library NA14005bb

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

WHEN:
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
4:30 p.m.

WHERE:
LAPD Pacific Area Station
12312 Culver Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066

WHO:
LAPD Deputy Chief Terry Hara, Commanding Officer, Operations-West Bureau
LAPD Captain Brian Johnson, Area Commanding Officer, Pacific Area
LAPD Captain Vic Davalos, Patrol Commanding Officer Pacific Area
A Chance for Children Foundation representatives Doug and Jean Chadwick

WHY:
To unveil the Pacific Area Free Library.

DETAILS:
LAPD Pacific Area in conjunction with a local non-profit organization, A Chance for Children, has partnered to establish a Little Free Library inside the Pacific Area Station lobby.  This library functions as an educational and outreach tool to children and community members in the Pacific 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 box 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.  

More information about opportunities with the Little Free Library is available at www.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 Officer Lisa Gropp with the Pacific Area Community Relations Office at (310) 202-2890.