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News Release

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Media Relations

Unveiling of LAPD Valley Traffic Division’s Little Free Library

WHAT:       
LAPD will unveil its first Traffic Division “Community Little Free Library” and also unveil Fallen Motorcycle Police Officer Christopher Cortijo’s Memorial
 
WHEN:       
Thursday, October 9, 2014
3:30 p.m.
        
WHERE:      
Valley Traffic Division  
7870 Nollan Place
Panorama City, CA 91402
 
WHO:         
Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, Council District 2
LAPD Deputy Chief Jorge Villegas, Commanding Officer, Operations-Valley Bureau
LAPD Commander Jon Peters, Assistant Commanding Officer, OVB
LAPD Commander Regina Scott, Assistant Commanding Officer, OVB
LAPD Captain Maureen E. Ryan, Commanding Officer, Valley Traffic Division Fallen Officer Cortijo’s Family

WHY:   
Valley Traffic Division (VTD) partnered with A Chance for Children and Water Buffalo Club to establish a Little Free Library inside VTD.  This library functions as educational outreach for children and community members in the San Fernando Valley.  The Library builds a sense of community, promotes literacy and the love of books. Our goal is “connecting our communities through reading.”

In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is shelves full of books where any child may stop by and pick up a book or bring a book to share.  Valley Traffic Division’s 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.

The Little Free Library will have a positive influence on community quality of life and provides a place for children to meet and get to know each other through “community in the stations programs.”  To learn more about the opportunities with the Little Free Library you can visit www.lfl.org.  The books will be re-stocked through generous donations by non-profit organizations, community members and police officers.          

Contact:    
For more information, please contact Valley Traffic Detective William Bustos at 818-644-8021 or LAPD Media Relations at 213-486-5910.


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