Wednesday, May 9th is GIVEBIG, a one-day online giving campaign to raise funds for local nonprofits. You can support Books to Prisoners by donating to our Paypal (below) or going to GIVEBIG's website. DONATE VIA PAYPAL $25 sends packages of books to seven people $100 provides postage for an entire day of requests for books $500 provides dictionaries (our #1 … Continue reading GIVEBIG
Our May volunteer of the month, Melanie, has been volunteering with Books to Prisoners since September 2017 and has put in a truly impressive number of hours since then - almost as much as our paid program coordinator! We sat down with Melanie to chat about Books to Prisoners and what inspired her to start … Continue reading Volunteer of the Month: Melanie
For the last 10 years, Books to Prisoners has had a home at the University Christian Church; sadly, UCC will be soon selling their property, which means that we need a new space - ASAP! We will likely have to move by September 2018 - if you have any connections or knowledge about available spaces, … Continue reading Help us find a new space!
Because books open doors in prisons: give a book to Books to Prisoners & take a free book of poetry from Open Books!
Join Books to Prisoners for brunch with friends!
Join Books to Prisoners at the 2016 Seattle Anarchist Book Fair, held in a new location this year.
Join the University of Washington student group Huskies for Opportunities in Prison Education on Monday, May 23rd, for an intriguing panel discussion on prison education and its role today in the context of a broken criminal justice system. The night will begin with a few short videos and then move into a panel discussion moderated … Continue reading Panel Discussion on Prison Education
Join director Kelly Duane de la Vega, executive producer Anne Devereux-Mills, and film subject Mike Romano, director of the Justice Advocacy Project at Stanford Law School (formerly Three Strikes Project) for a special screening of the award-winning documentary film, THE RETURN. This event will kick-off THE RETURN PROJECT's State(s) of Reform Tour, which will bring a screening of … Continue reading Free film screening on May 11
The first-annual Social Justice and Libraries Open Conference is an unconference-style event for library workers and students focused on dismantling structural oppression. We work to theorize, strategize, and operationalize ways for libraries to empower people and ideas. We believe in critiquing power structures, working for justice, and building community in our field. Participants are encouraged … Continue reading Join Books to Prisoners on Saturday, May 14
Stop by our book sale on Saturday, May 21. All books are $1!