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Alameda County: Librarian connects incarcerated youths to lesser-known writers

Literacy can save a life — or at least define one. Manifested in the personal and professional life of librarian and advocate Amy Cheney, the idea comes to full fruition for the incarcerated youths at the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center. Cheney’s “Write to Read” program brings library services and materials to underserved youth. The 54-year-old Oakland resident has won the “I Love My Librarian” award from the Carnegie Institution and The New York Times and was honored at the White House with a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.” (via Inside Bay Area)

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Glennor Shirley, head librarian for Md. prisons, believes in books behind bars

Washington Post – “Glennor Shirley, library coordinator for Maryland Correctional Education Libraries, explains that prisoners who come to the library have choices about how to spend their time.”

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