It’s good to see additional coverage of Kay Allison’s Books Behind Bars popping up around the Internet:
- Local TV reporter Jennifer Black had a segment in her Jennifer’s Heroes series called “Kay Allison and Books Behind Bars“;
- Shelf Awareness ran a segment called “Cool Idea of the Day: Books Behind Bars” that’s appears to be based on the TV coverage;
- Over on CvilleWords, Elizabeth picked up that coverage and re-posted a bit of it (check the comments);
- Reporting in the Christian Science Monitor, Marjorie Kehe covered BBB with a link back to Ms. Black’s piece (which coverage was apparently picked up by USA Today).
Here’s a snippet from the Quest Institute’s site. It explains the ways that people can help support the project.
Making a Difference – You Can Help
The success of Books Behind Bars depends on support from our community.
Volunteers are needed to:
» Donate gently used books
» Read letters by prisoners and match donated books with ones they have requested.
» Organize and shelve books in our library.
» Hold a book drive or postage fundraiser with your work, church, or civic group.
» Help with the Annual Bike & Bake Valentine’s Day fundraiser.
Many people in prison have little or no contact with family or friends. Becoming a pen pal would give support and encouragement to those who would welcome the opportunity to correspond with someone.