Last year, we initiated a literacy program with the New Orleans Police Department, and things have sure taken off. The little free libraries that we have placed in the first, third and sixth Police Precincts have been busy with activity – many children have been coming into the precincts to take one of the free books home to enjoy.
We’ve re-stocked each of them several times, but now children of all ages – including pre-teens and teens are enjoying the books too. In addition to increasing their interest in reading, this activity is forging a positive relationship with officers – achieving exactly what this program set out to do.
If you have any gently used books at home that you are looking to give a new life to, please consider donating them to our NOPD literacy program. You can drop off the books at GW Fins any time between 12pm and 5pm, seven days a week. Just give us a call at the restaurant, 504-581-3467 and let us know that you are dropping them off.
We greatly appreciate your help and participation. Thank you so much!