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Thanks to Molly McCoid and the Linsly School in Wheeling!

Ms. Molly McCoid, class of 2016 at the Linsly School in Wheeling, organized a book drive for APBP. Molly collected and transported over 300 books to our work space! One of the many wonderful things about APBP is exactly this–we get to connect with amazing people around the region who care about books and educational justice. Thanks for your great work, Linsly School!picture of molly

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Thanks to Maya Schenwar!

Many thanks to author Maya Schenwar who has donated copies of her book, Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better, to APBP. You can learn more about her important book at https://www.bkconnection.com/books/title/locked-down,-locked-out

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Thanks to Shambhala Books!

We want to thank Shambhala Publications in Boston for donating 14 copies of _Writing Down the Bones_ to the Hazelton Women’s Book Club! It is especially wonderful to have new books to give to these dedicated readers. Thanks also to Kate Ridinger Smorul for making the connection with Shambhala.

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Harrisonburg, VA, benefit raises $250 for APBP

Many thanks to law student Aaron Moss who organized a benefit concert for APBP in Virginia, one of the six states in our service region. We appreciate so much the time and effort of Aaron, the musicians, and others who participated in making this event happen. Organizing benefit concerts is a great way to help APBP raise money–this is a great example! If you are so inclined, why not organize one in your hometown?:-)

Harrisonburg Benefit Flyer

Flyer from benefit concert in Harrisonburg, VA, that raised about $250 for APBP.

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13 January 2013 · 4:55 pm

Appalachian Prison Book Project Promotional Video

 

Many thanks to Diana Mazzella for this video project, and to the “star,” Katy Ryan, for her ever-eloquent explanation of the project.

Produced by Diana Mazzella, featuring Katy Ryan.

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14 December 2012 · 10:52 am

Thank you, Boothsville UMC!

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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 the bookcases while they were still at the church.  The photo above shows one of the donated bookcases in its new location in the APBP office, already loaded with books for prisoners. It’s by far the nicest we have. Thank you, Boothsville friends, for your wonderful generosity to the APBP!

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10,000 books and counting!

APBP just sent out its 10,000th book! Many thanks to all the volunteers who come in week after week to answer letters, pack books, haul them down to the post office, etc, and also to all the donors who make sure that we have enough money in the bank account to pay for postage. We couldn’t do it without you. Here’s to hoping for 10,000 more!

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