Libraries: Rikers Island

Monday, June 17, 2013

Nick Higgins, associate director for outreach services at the NYPL, talks about NYPL's programs at local jails, including Daddy & Me a program that keeps incarcerated fathers in touch with their children through reading. Jose Melendez, a recent participant in Daddy & Me, joins him on the program.


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Nick Higgins and Jose Melendez
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Comments [2]

Incarceration for NON-VIOLENT drug "offenses" must STOP.

End the prison-industrial complex.

Jun. 17 2013 10:56 AM
RJ from prospect hts

Mike Bloomberg's preference for a wealth-determined city is has long been out of control, and this is truly the pinnacle. He refuses to increase the wealthes' taxes, refuses a stock-transfer tax, creates a business-friendly bicycle system (rather than, as he announced, have one that helps the poor with obesity by making them affordable for lengthy use), sells off or gives huge (taxpayer-funded) tax breaks to developers. Now he's taking away libraries and schools and giving them to developers. All I can say is: What goes up can come down, and the overbuilding of offices and luxury residences can become difficult to fill--due to the international financial crisis that these actions, this failure to rein in business practices--and we can only hope that there's enough protest and community-based activity that we can re-create our own libraries and community centers, and even schools.

Jun. 17 2013 10:22 AM

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