Sunday, 22 March 2009

Bookmobile prison program launches in USVI

Author: Susan Mann, Caribbean Net News US Virgin Islands Correspondent

Title: Bookmobile prison program launches in USVI

Date Published: Thursday, March 19, 2009



The US Virgin Islands Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums, in collaboration with the Department of Justice, Bureau of Corrections and the Office of the Governor will conduct a pilot program on both islands utilizing the St Thomas and the St Croix bookmobiles.


The article discusses the plans to introduce a bookmobile library service to inmates in US Virgin Island prisons. Specifically spoken of is the pilot project. Aims of the service include providing participants with access vast library resources "which would encourage and promote reading, literacy, self-help and lifelong learning". “The inmates will also receive library cards, an orientation of the bookmobile services, and will be able to check out books."

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