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Controlled Chaos: A Day Working the Rikers Island Book Cart

Another day of volunteering at Rikers Island with the NYPL has come to a close. Thursday I went to one of the male detention houses along with my mentor and two other staff members from NYPL. We were there for "book cart service," which is a little different than what I remember from Shawshank Redemption.Read More ›

Books Behind Bars

I spent the first week of March working with the Correctional Services Librarian at the New York Public Library. It was part of an internship through the University of Michigan's School of Information designed to be carried out during our alternative spring break week.Read More ›

Correctional Services: Libraries on the Island

For twenty years, New York Public Library's Correctional Services program has provided books to people incarcerated at Rikers Island jail and provided reference services by mail to people in prison throughout the state.Read More ›
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