Unveiling of Little Free Libraries in Neighborhood Police Districts

10429468_515060215325882_2576096263846295630_nCleveland Police Department Captain of  Community Policing, Keith Sulzer & Literacy Club Executive Director, Doug Chadwick show and tell us about the special libraries for our local police district offices! Watch now

Thank you WKYC Channel 3 – Cleveland and Margaret Bernstein for not only helping CPD and the Cleveland Police Foundation with our Little Free Library Project, but for promoting the project on Channel 3 News and on Live on Lakeside with Holly and Michael. We had a great time and got our message of literacy and community policing out to the world.

11887545_514808935351010_1855332253283386913_oHow important is it for police to promote literacy? Statistics show that 2/3 of school aged children who do not read proficiently by the 4th grade will either end up in the justice system or on welfare. Nearly 85% of all children currently in the juvenile justice system are functionally illiterate. Literacy rates will have a direct effect upon our safety in the future.


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