The Story Book Program is implemented at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Center (KRCC). The partners involved are John Howard Society of the Thompson Region, Kamloops Literacy (LINK), KRCC, Raise a Reader Program, Partner Assisted Learning, and Henry Grube Center. LINK obtained a grant to pay for new books and recording equipment. LINK also has volunteers who provide tutoring to KRCC inmates.
This project provides inmates with the opportunity to read and record books for their children, siblings, nieces, nephews or any other child member. The John Howard Society of the Thompson Region provides the volunteers, CD’s and labels.
Project posters are displayed throughout KRCC. Inmates sign up for the project by completing a request form. If approved, inmates are provided with a variety of books to review prior to the actual reading and recording. The inmates will read a book while a JHS volunteer does the recording. From start to finish, it takes an hour for one person to read a short story. The recording is then put onto a CD. The CD and story book are delivered to the Henry Grube Center to be mailed to the child’s home.