What We Do
The Storybook Project of Arkansas is a non-profit prison outreach program which helps keep families connected during incarceration. Four times a year for each of the prisons where we operate, we bring children’s books and digital recorders and record parents and grandparents (and the occasional uncle or aunt) reading a beloved book and giving a message to the children in their life.
Our program gives incarcerated parents and grandparents an opportunity to be a good role model for their kids, to parent them, and to show that they love them even if they can't be together. For the child, it's a tangible sign of their parent's or grandparent's love for them; often, it may be the child's only opportunity to hear their loved one's voice because circumstances make it impossible for the child to call or visit the reader.