It's time for the inevitable - a post detailing our response to the COVID-19 pandemic! At this point, organizational announcements about C19 are all functionally identical, so I'll skip the preliminaries about these "unprecedented times" and whatnot. Although this is mostly meant to catch up anybody who might be passingly curious about how we've been, … Continue reading Books to Prisoners & COVID-19
Kim is an experienced volunteer who’s done a wonderful job of connecting BTP to outside organizations, especially her workplace (Queen Anne Book Company.) Many of the books we currently hold in stock were donated through a program she started at QABC; to celebrate, we asked her a couple questions about her experiences volunteering with us. … Continue reading Volunteer of the month…..Kim!
Thanks to everybody for your patience over the last few months--we're finally set up in the new space and we've resumed our regular volunteer hours! Our new location is at 7601 Greenwood Avenue North, but getting into the building can be a little tricky, so make sure to email us before volunteering. (We also need a … Continue reading All settled in…
After more than four years of development, Books to Prisoners is incredibly proud to announce the arrival of our first publication: Dear Books to Prisoners: Letters from the Incarcerated. From expressions of the pure joy of reading, through to the frustration of encountering chronic library closures and musings on the experience of incarceration, this coffee … Continue reading We’re published!
As many of you know, last winter we moved from our old location at University Christian Church to our new home with Crown Hill United Methodists (CHUM.) Unfortunately, the building is being transferred to a new church, and we're being sent out to look for a new space again. This happened with fairly short notice … Continue reading We’re Moving! (Again…)
UPDATE: Due to the forecasted snow in Seattle on Friday, February 8th, we have postponed our Open House to February 22nd. To thank all of our volunteers, donors, and supporters who helped us move to our new location, we invite you to join us for our open house on: Friday, February 22nd7 PM - 9 … Continue reading Come to our Open House on Feb 22nd!
As most of you are already aware, Books to Prisoners has to move from our home of 10 years, University Christian Church. We are happy to announce, however, that we have a new home: Crown Hill United Methodist Church! We will begin moving our library of books and constructing new shelving at our new space … Continue reading We’re Moving!
Books to Prisoners is pleased to welcome our summer intern, Logan! Logan is a passionate advocate of prison abolition, and is excited about a lot of the community-led work being done in Seattle around restorative justice and opposition to the new youth jail. They became interested in working with Books to Prisoners because of their interest … Continue reading Meet our intern: Logan
UPDATE 9/27/18: We now have a space! We'll be moving to the Crown Hill United Methodist Church - find out more about what support we need moving here. After months of searching, we're still looking for a new space. Since we need to move sometime this fall, we'd really appreciate any leads or connections in … Continue reading Help us find a new space!
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