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Thank you, Boothsville UMC!

Earlier this summer, the United Methodist Churches of the Boothsville charge in Marion County, West Virginia, collected hundreds of books for the APBP and even built beautiful handmade bookcases to help hold them. Pictured below  is Tanya Devine, who organized the book drive, and some of the folks who helped her do it, along with … Continue reading

Thank you, Sarabande Books in Louisville, KY!

We would like to say “thank you” to Sarabande Books, a nonprofit literary press in Louisville, KY, which specializes in poetry and short fiction. Sarabande kindly donated a box of books to our project after reading about us on the Poetry Foundation website this past October. It is great to see yet another donation coming … Continue reading

Donation from Sigma Tau Delta at Otterbein University

APBP would like to thank Claire Parson and Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, at Ohio’s Otterbein University for sending us hundreds of return address labels! This was a wonderful and much needed gift and we are very grateful. If any other college or university groups are looking for a service project or another way to volunteer with APBP, you … Continue reading

Fundraising letter campaign for APBP

As our founder, Katy Ryan, puts it, “our enthusiasm for sending out books overran our budget.” That is just a nice way to say that we’re broke. We have begun a fundraising letter campaign. Here is the letter that will be sent to potential donors. If you feel compelled to donate, you can do so … Continue reading

Fundraiser = Success!

Our fundraiser was a great success, raising $440 for APBP!  Many thanks to Second Cousin, all of those who read letter excerpts, and everyone who came out to support our work by making a donation. (Word on the street is that Pam did a great job collecting those donations, too–thanks, Pam!) If anyone out there has … Continue reading

Dictionaries needed.

We can always use them. ALWAYS! Let us know if you’d like to make a donation (paperback, please, as many prisons will not allow hardcover books) or otherwise have a brilliant dictionary-acquisition idea. :-)