SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is collecting books for students at Backman and Medowlark elementaries through Sunday.Comment on this story
Donations of new or gently used books will be accepted at the Salt Lake City-County Building, 451 S. State; the Salt Lake Public Safety Building, 475 S. 300 East; the police department’s Pioneer Precinct, 1040 W. 700 South; and the Salt Lake Main Library, 210 E. 400 South.
“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,” Police Chief Mike Brown said in a statement. “But our favorite part is sitting down and reading to the children; it’s such a joy.”
This is the second year that police department has conducted a book drive for schools in Salt Lake City in partnership with Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.