Archive for April, 2012

Featured Volunteer: Kerensa Stoll

Written on April 23, 2012 at 8:23 pm, by btp

For the last nine years, one of the most familiar and welcome faces at Books to Prisoners has been volunteer Kerensa Stoll, who has filled a number of roles with legendary efficiency and cheerfulness.

Kerensa began volunteering at Books to Prisoners in 2003 after finding out about it on the King County United Way website. “It seemed like a good opportunity to combine my love of books with my desire to do something for those who didn’t have the same opportunities and support that I did. Both my mom and step-dad were influences on my desire to volunteer as they gave a lot to others through their time and talents when I was growing up.”

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Hieroglyphics turn prisoner away from a life of crime

Written on April 5, 2012 at 7:03 pm, by btp

 “The extent of this guy’s self-taught scholarship is mind-boggling,” said the review’s editor, Hershel Shanks, adding that his staff had grown “quite fond” of Fenstermacher. “I wonder how a man could come from such difficulty and achieve such heights of scholarship.” Read the entire article »

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Watch Now: Supporting Literacy, Opening Minds

Written on April 1, 2012 at 11:52 pm, by btp

In this short documentary, see how volunteers answer requests from prisoners, hear excerpts from actual letters, and watch prisoners at Monroe Correctional Complex talk about some of their favorite books.

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