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UCSB Reads 2015: Prison Library Project

Prison Library Project

Prison Library Project Book Donations

WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING BOOK DONATIONS FOR THE PRISON LIBRARY PROJECT. THANK YOU TO THE MANY PEOPLE WHO DONATED AND ALLOWED US TO DELIVER 500+ BOOKS TO PRISONERS.

 

UCSB Library is collecting book donations for California prisoners as part of UCSB Reads 2015. Collection boxes are located in the lobbies of both Davidson Library and the Arts Library.

All books should be paperback and in good condition.

YES:

  • Dictionaries (English, English–other languages)
  • Fiction
  • Non-fiction
  • Books on philosophy, science, languages, and religion

NO:

  • Bibles
  • Textbooks
  • Magazines
  • Reader’s Digest
  • Romance/erotic novels

Donations are being organized with the Claremont Forum’s Prison Library Project (PLP). The project’s mission is "to provide free reading materials to inmates nationwide. We prioritize educational and self-help literature as well as recognize the value of literacy development through active engagement with books in general. The PLP offers services to a wide range of communities within the prison system: librarians, chaplains, drug/alcohol recovery groups, domestic abuse and HIV/AIDS support groups and others. Our goal is to promote literacy, personal responsibility, reflection, and growth. We openly invite inmates to embrace the PLP’s mission and foster a deep appreciation for the world of books, ideas, and education. We hope to help those who receive our materials to learn to take charge of their lives in positive ways and to return to society with new abilities, awareness, and the confidence to contribute to their families and communities in meaningful ways."

You can also donate directly to the Prison Library Project via PayPal. Go to www.claremontforum.org and click on the DONATE button in the top left-hand corner. Indicate "UCSB" in your memo. 

 

 


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