Kids, Community and Cops Comes to Cleveland
Did you know that police departments across the nation have started putting Little Free Libraries in their stations and communities? We have helped police departments in Los Angeles, Minneapolis and more start Little Free Libraries as part of our Kids, Community and Cops initiative.
The latest addition is in Cleveland, Ohio, in the Third District Police Headquarters. They have recently installed a Library in the hopes that kids who accompany their parents to the station can read a book while they’re waiting, and take a book or two home with them, as well.
A thousand books were brought in by students from Chardon Middle School to help stock the Little Library. The books are part of a program run by the FBI Citizens Foundation and Cleveland Police.
“It’s definitely about reading,” said Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams, “but it’s also about police-community relations with our own folks.” Williams spoke passionately about the idea of serving the people of Cleveland, including the little children.