Cleveland Police Officers Join Kids in Reading Circle Inside District Headquarters

1625800_577405805757989_3347274149150384415_nIt was quite a sight watching the Cleveland police officer who was wearing all the hardware associated with his profession open a book and begin to read in a soft and understanding voice.  “Honk your horn when you’re ready for the bulldozer,” he read, using his best Mister Rogers type voice.

With wide eyes, the children who were seated around him listened intently.  “Start up the bulldozer,” said the police officer, reading from a colorful book which was filled with illustrations to accompany his story.

The officer was part of the Cleveland Police Department’s Little Free Library program.  It was unveiled at the new Third District Police Headquarters on Chester Avenue.  A thousand books were brought in by students from Chardon Middle School.  The books are part of a program run by the FBI Citizens Foundation and  Cleveland Police.  Along the way, the Carpenter’s Union transformed part of the building into a library for elementary school children. Read more…10274338_577405969091306_6629089503951233055_n


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