Prison Book Program

Thursday, December 77:00—8:00 PMRoosevelt RoomMaynard Public Library77 Nason St, Maynard, MA, 01754

In connection with the Art from Inside exhibit at the Library, learn about the great work done by the Prison Book Program. 

Kelly Brotzman, Managing Director of the Prison Book Program in Quincy, will talk about the issue of access to books and information for people in prison, the role books play in incarcerated people’s lives, and the work the Prison Book Program does to support incarcerated people’s right to read.

The mission of the Prison Book Program is to support people in prison by sending them free books and print resources that meet their specific needs and interests. They also provide a highly engaging volunteer experience that connects people inside and outside of the American prison system. They believe that everyone has a right to read, and that books are tremendous sources of enlightenment, enjoyment, and transformation. They also strive to lessen the dehumanization and isolation of incarceration by providing readers with a connection to a community of caring people.

Kelly Brotzman’s passion for supporting people in prison comes from her experiences teaching college classes in prisons and volunteering with incarcerated students. Prior to joining PBP, Kelly spent 20 years in higher education, teaching classes about social justice, poverty, and inequality. Kelly has a PhD in ethics from the University of Chicago. 

Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Maynard Public Library!

No Registration Required