Stories Alive offers incarcerated parents an opportunity to read books with their child through live video-conferencing stations set up both in the prison and in neighborhood libraries. The video visit takes place on a computer screen, similar to Skype or FaceTime. Free books will be given to families who participate!
These visits, through reading and storytelling, aim to support family literacy and strengthen connections among family members. Stories Alive is available to children with incarcerated parents at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility (CFCF), Riverside Correctional Facility (RCF), and the House of Corrections (HOC). All visits are free!
Families interested in this program can sign up here or call 267-257-3015.
Session duration: 1 hour
Where: Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library, Frankford Library and Widener Library
Eligibility: Child(ren) accompanied by as parent/caregiver