Unveiling of University Gardens Little Free Library NA15009

January 26, 2015

WHAT: USC Department of Public Safety (DPS) partners with the University Gardens Housing Complex, a privately owned housing development for low income residents, gather for the unveiling of the first Little Free Library in the USC Campus Community.

WHEN: Saturday, January 31, 2015 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

WHERE: University Gardens Building 1250 W Jefferson Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90007

WHO:USC DPS Chief John Thomas LAPD Captain Paul Snell, Area Commanding Officer, Southwest Division Community Builders Group A Chance for Children Water Buffalo Club

WHY:DPS has partnered with A Chance for Children and the Water Buffalo Club to establish a Little Free Library inside the lobby of the University Gardens Housing Complex. This library will function as an educational resource for the over 100 school-aged children living in the complex. The Library will promote literacy and the love of books.

In its most basic form, A Little Free Library is a themed bookcase full of children’s books. Any child may stop by and pick up a book or bring a book to share. The University Gardens Building Little Free Library will be registered in a national registry where community members can locate the library online. All books are free for children of all ages.

To learn more about Little Free Libraries you can visit www.littlefreelibrary.org. The books will be re-stocked through generous donations.

CONTACT: For further information or to donate a book, contact USC DPS Community Relations, Officer Carreño, at (213) 740-2489 or LAPD Media Relations Section at (213) 486-5910.