WHAT: LAPD Harbor Area will host Harry Bridges Kindergarten students at an unveiling of their Little Free Library
WHEN: Thursday, November 19, 2015 10:00 a.m..
WHERE: Harbor Community Police Station 2175 John S. Gibson Blvd San Pedro CA 90731
WHO: Captain Gary Walters, Patrol Commanding Officer, Harbor Area Lower Palisades Neighborhood Watch Sunken City Neighborhood Watch Pt. Fermin Neighborhood Watch Leslie Jones & Mona Sutton Mr. Doug Chadwick Harbor L.I.T.E.S Harbor Christian Center Harbor Area Community Police Advisory Executive Board A Chance for Children Foundation Water Buffalo Club
WHY: Harbor Area will unveil their Little Free Library
LAPD Harbor Area in conjunction with The Literacy Group, have partnered to establish a Little Free Library inside the Harbor Area Station Lobby. This Library functions as educational and outreach tool to children and community members in Harbor Area. The Library builds a sense of community, promotes literacy and the 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. Harbor Area’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 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. The Harbor Area Community Police Advisory Board along with the Harbor 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 Catherine Plows with the Harbor Area Community Relations Office at 310-726-7920.