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LAPD Olympic Area launches the Little Free Library at Olympic Station
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
LAPD Olympic Area Station
1130 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90006
LAPD Captain Tina Nieto, Commanding Officer, Olympic Area
LAPD Captain Anthony Oddo, Patrol Commanding Officer, Olympic Area
Olympic Booster Association
A Chance for Children Foundation
LAPD Olympic Area in conjunction with the Olympic Area Boosters Association and with the local non-profit organization, A Chance for Children, have partnered to establish the Little Free Library inside the Olympic Area Station lobby. This library functions as an educational and outreach tool to children and community members in the Olympic Area 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.
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.
Members of the media interested in attending should contact Officer Matt Ensley with the Olympic Area Community Relations Office at (213) 382-9130.