WAHOO – The Wahoo Police Department has found a new way to book kids in the community – through a Little Library.
Working with the Wahoo Public Library, a new Little Library has been set up at the police station.
Wahoo Police Chief Bruce Ferrell said he has attended several presentations about the interaction of libraries and law enforcement. He said he thought it was a good idea to have a Little Library for kids.
“We can create some positive interactions with the police station,” he said.
He took the idea to Wahoo Library Director Denise Lawver and she bit right away.
Lawver said there is already a program going at the Saunders County Jail for inmates there and thought it would be no problem to round up kids’ books for a shelf at the police department in city hall.
After recently getting a shelf donated for the project, Lawver brought books over Monday morning.
Ferrell said kids can visit the department Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to pick out books to read.
The books can be read and returned, or even kept to read again and again.
“If they fall in love with the book and want to keep it, that’s OK,” Lawver said.