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Stories Alive: Family Story Hour for Incarcerated Parents and Their Children

Sat, January 13, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Stories Alive gives incarcerated parents the opportunity to read and connect with their children during a live videoconference call. Families who participate will get books to take home and keep!

Stories Alive is available to children and caregivers with family members at the Curran-Fromhold and Riverside Correctional Facilities. This program is a partnership between the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Department of Prisons (PDP).


  • Calls last one hour.
  • Families should arrive15 minutes before the scheduled call time.
  • The Free Library provides the books used during the session.
  • Children will also receive books to keep.
  • Sessions accommodate 1 adult and up to 3 children.
  • Participants must be on PDP's list of approved visitors.
  • ID is required.
  • Sessions are free of charge.

For more information and to participate, contact:

Prison Services | Free Library of Philadelphia


Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library
125 South 52nd Street (West Phila. Regional 52nd & Sansom Sts.)
Philadelphia, PA 19139-3408
Adult/Teen: 215-685-7433/Children's: 215-685-7422

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