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LAPD Newton Area launches the Little Free Library
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
LAPD Newton Area Station
3400 South Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90011
LAPD Captain Edward Prokop, Commanding Officer, Newton Area Division
LAPD Captain David Kowalksi, Commanding Officer, Newton Patrol Division
A Chance for Children Foundation
To unveil the Newton Area Free Library with a reading with children from Newton Police Athletic and Activities Program and Girl Scouts Troop #17225.
LAPD Newton Area in conjunction with a local non-profit organization, A Chance for Children, have partnered to establish a Little Free Library inside the Newton Area Station lobby. This library functions as an educational and outreach tool to children and community members in the Newton 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.
More information about opportunities with the Little Free Library is available at www.littlefreelibrary.org. The books will be re-stocked through generous donations of non-profit organizations, community members and police officers.
For additional information contact, Newton Community Relations Office, Officer Lizet Triana at (323) 846-3937.