Just your friendly neighborhood librarian reminder that Little Free Libraries is a group that does stuff like partner with cops and is often a part of gentrifying neighborhoods. You can read a really ๐Ÿ”ฅ overview of some of the major issues here journal.radicallibrarianship.o

receipts on little free libraries and police: littlefreelibrary.org/communit

(note that the URL here is /community -- and what does that mean? well the page is 100% about police )

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oh no I started reading some of their copoganda... 

"LFL book exchanges improve book access and thus help improve low literacy rates. Recent research by the Department of Justice shows that low literacy is strongly connected to crime and delinquency; by providing book access, police officers help stop delinquency issues before they start."

DECOLONIZE SCHOOLS. END WHITE SUPREMACY. FUND PUBLIC SCHOOLS. LFLS WILL NOT SAVE KIDS.

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more copoganda 

"Opening the door to additional services. Activities such as book drives, story times, and other events give reasons for officers to interact directly with kids and their parents. In addition to generally promoting public trust, these interactions have led adults to pursue other programs with their local police."

well that is terrifying actually.

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more copoganda 

@platypus thanks for sharing this. The concept is good but with these goals and associations, hard pass

oh no I started reading some of their copoganda... 

@platypus Iโ€™m pretty sure that information comes from the office my mom is the EEOC director for ๐Ÿ˜ณ

@platypus Agreed. If you wanna put up a little library outside your house, then that's lovely. It's supposed to be a hyperlocal thing, something only your immediate community might benefit from.

Why in the heck should I add that to a global database. Makes no sense.

And the thing about the police? Yeah... no.

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