What do free books mean to a person in the penn
Who can’t buy any himself, like fortunate men?
First, just imagine hearing your name at mail call
And knowing someone remembered you, after all.
Instead of a letter, imagine your surprise
When they hand you a package before watching eyes.
Then the handwriting in the package, near the front,
Says, “I try to get the kind of books you want.“
Now you have books that you don’t have to borrow,
And before they are ready, give them back, with sorrow.
You can take your time to read them, think, laugh, or weep.
And if they’re non fiction books, so much knowledge you’ll reap!
There’s a line of those to read the books after you
And be entertained or enlightened by them to.
Or add a link to Prison Book Program‘s love chain:
Donating them to another, great joy you’ll gain.
Once others have read the same book that you have read,
You can connect the thoughts it left in each head.
Plus tell friends about the books as you do your time,
As you’re moved by them to read, grow or write a rhyme.
Financial donations are the single factor that limits the number of people we can serve. Just $3 is the average cost of mailing a package of carefully selected books from our library!
Prison Book Program
c/o Lucy Parsons Bookstore
1306 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169