This flagship program offers incarcerated parents the opportunity to read books with their children beyond a traditional visiting room. Using live video conferencing set up in the prison and in neighborhood libraries, families gather to read, talk, sing, and spend time together.
The video visit takes place via computer screens, similar to Skype or FaceTime, and free books and library cards are given to families who participate. Children with family members incarcerated at the Curran-Fromhold or Riverside prison facilities are eligible to participate.
All visits are free!
Families interested in this program can sign up here or call 267-257-3015.
Expanding Opportunities for Incarcerated Parents and Their Families
The Free Library's Prison and Re-entry Services program aims to deepen all participants' engagement with their neighborhood libraries. This toolkit was designed to help other public libraries replicate this work and launch programs of their own, like Stories Alive.
If you or your library have additional questions about the Free Library's Prison and Re-entry Services or Stories Alive, please reach out to us at 267-257-3015 | email@example.com