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News Release

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Media Relations

Unveiling of LAPD Southeast Area’s Little Free Library NA14142lp

LAPD Southeast Area launches the Little Free Library at Southeast Station

Thursday, August 21, 2014
3:30 p.m.

LAPD Southeast Area Station
145 south 108th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90061

LAPD Captain Phillip Tingirides, Area Commanding Officer, Southeast Area
LAPD Captain Daryl Ito, Patrol Commanding Officer, Southeast Area
A Chance for Children Foundation
The Water Buffalo Club

To unveil the Southeast Area Little Free Library

LAPD Southeast Area in conjunction with local non-profit organizations, A Chance for Children and The Water Buffalo Club, has partnered to establish a Little Free Library inside the Southeast Area Station lobby.  This library functions as an educational and outreach tool to children and community members in the Southeast 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, and  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 Pallares with the Southeast Community Relations Office at (213) 972-7837.