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Salt Lake City Police Read to Children, Donate Books

SALT LAKE CITY — This morning, the Salt Lake City Police will be donating over 1,200 books received during their annual book drive to the following schools:

Backman Elementary, 601 N. 1500 W. Salt Lake City, UT, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Meadowlark Elementary, 497 Morton Dr. Salt Lake City, UT 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“The goal of the book drive is to bridge the gap between education and crime and to build a positive relationship between kids and police officers,” said Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown. “But our favorite part is sitting down and reading to the children; it’s such a joy.”

The Salt Lake City Police Department in partnership with the Salt Lake School District, Salt Lake City Council, Salt Lake City Mayors Office, and the Salt Lake City Public Library sponsored the children’s book drive. By investing in kids and encouraging early reading we are hoping to change outcomes for at risk children and prevent future crime.

This is the second year that SLCPD has conducted a book drive for schools in Salt Lake City in partnership with Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.