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Volunteer to Help Children

Storybook Project

The Storybook Project keeps incarcerated parents and their children connected through reading at the Iowa Correctional Institution in Mitchellville and at the Newton Correctional Facility in Newton. Once a month, parents and grandmothers select one book per child and read to their children birth to age 17 through a digital voice recorder with the assistance of a trained volunteer.  The stories are burnt onto a CD and mailed, along with the book, to the child.  The mission is to strengthen the bond between parent and child during incarceration while promoting reading and literacy. If you are interested in volunteering or contributing to the Storybook Project, please call (515) 288-1516.