TeleStory: Library-Based Video Visitation for Children of Incarcerated Parents

Via Brooklyn Public Library

Goal

Increasing childhood literacy by offering video story time and visitation services for children of incarcerated parents in the trusted space of public libraries.

To increase childhood literacy and provide a trusted environment in which children can connect with their incarcerated parents and other family members, Brooklyn Public Library will offer free, quality library-based video visitation services in 12 branches for families who wish to read books, sing songs, visit and stay connected. By providing multiple library access points across the area, the library will help separated families easily and frequently visit and read together,  creating a bridge back to the community. 

Project Team

Brooklyn Public Library