Library program aims to inspire incarcerated teens
WEST CHICAGO – Five years ago, Melody Coleman began reaching out to the Illinois Youth Center in Warrenville.
The West Chicago librarian knew funding had been cut for libraries in Illinois prisons in 2002, so even though she had trouble reaching anyone at the center, she kept trying, hoping to share some of the library’s materials with the teenage girls living there.
“I felt that how difficult that must be to be incarcerated and not have reading materials,” said Coleman, administrative librarian for the West Chicago Public Library District.
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