Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wisconsin Prison Literacy Project - Donate Now!

Wisconsin Prison Literacy Project Needs Materials
This is a reminder that correctional libraries, located in state prisons and county jails, are in serious need of materials and would greatly appreciate donations from other libraries, publishers, the public, and other sources to help build and maintain diverse and timely collections. Recognizing the importance of literacy skills for successful re-entry by Wisconsin prisoners, the Wisconsin Council on Library and Network Development (COLAND), in partnership with the Department of Corrections and the Department of Public Instruction, has created a sub-committee on prisons to assist correctional libraries by collecting and distributing books for inmates in our state facilities.

Books must be in good condition and match the subject areas identified by the Department of Corrections librarians. Public, private and academic libraries and other sources are encouraged to donate books to support this project.

COLAND really needs your help in enhancing these collections for the inmates to further their ability to read and improve their quality of life. For further information including requested subject areas and delivery instructions, please see: http://dpi.wi.gov/coland/pdf/prison_donations_letter.pdf.

More information on COLAND can be found at: http://dpi.wi.gov/coland/index.html.

(Michael Cross - Wisconsin Dept.of Public Instruction, December 17, 2010)

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