LAPD Mission Area launches the Little Free Library at Mission Station
Monday, September 15, 2014
LAPD Mission Area Station
11121 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Mission Hills, CA 91345
LAPD Captain Todd Chamberlin, Commanding Officer, Mission Area
LAPD Captain Leland G. Sands, Commanding Officer, Mission Patrol Division
LAPD Community Police Advisory Board, Ms. Betty Ley, Co-Chair
LAPD Mission Community Police Council, Melanie McShane, President
San Jose Elementary School, 1st Graders, Mission Hills
Representatives from the Chance for Children
To unveil the Mission Area Free Library
LAPD Mission Area in conjunction with local non-profit organizations, a Chance for Children and LAPD Mission Community Police Council, has partnered to establish a Little Free Library inside the Mission Area Station lobby. This library functions as an educational and outreach tool to children and community members in the Mission 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: