Help Children in Illinois Prisons by Donating to Liberation Library

This post originally appeared on OTYCD in March 2018.


Help children serving sentences in Illinois prisons through Liberation Library, which gives them books.


Liberation Library is a volunteer-led group based in Chicago that serves children in prison and juvenile detention centers in Illinois. Its members ask the kids what they’d like to read, and gets those titles.


They believe access to books is a right, not a privilege. Twice a month, it hosts “packing days,” in which volunteers prep and mail books to young readers.


It also sends birthday cards to incarcerated children year-round, and holiday cards around Christmas.



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