We're exited to announce that Books Beyond Bars has partnered with The Horn Press @ UCLA to alter hardcover books in order to make them accessible to the youth at Nidorf!
This not only gives our two student groups a great chance to collaborate, but will make more book options available to the youth detained at juvenile. For example, Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games is available in paperback, but her sequels Catching Fire and Mockingjay are still only available in hardback. By converting these books, we'lll now be able to offer the entire series!
We'll also be working to sew magazines and comic books by machine and by hand. This will allow us to remove to staples that are not allowed into the facility, and also ensure that these materials remain intact.
This process is simple, and we're inviting others to join us! We meet weekly on Tuesdays at noon in the IS Commons! Light refreshments will be provided!
And why aren't hardcover books and staples allowed in juvenile hall? Hardcover books are not allowed due to safety and smuggling concerns. Staples are not allowed due to safety concerns. Safety concerns refer to both harm to self and others.