© 2024 KOSU
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

The power of books behind bars: Local librarian transforms jail library

Inmate John Sheehan points out, with the help of Brian Stokes, how the books have now been organized by the author’s name which makes it easier to find the titles he wants. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Inmate John Sheehan points out, with the help of Brian Stokes, how the books have now been organized by the author’s name which makes it easier to find the titles he wants. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Some incarcerated people at a jail on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, are avid readers. But their library fell into disarray during the pandemic when they lost their jail librarian.

WBUR’s Simón Rios tells us why a local librarian stepped in to revamp the shelves.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Copyright 2024 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

KOSU is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.