Monday, August 22, 2011

Lino Lakes Transitions Fair Tuesday August 16, 2011

I (along with Lora B., AR) participated in the Lino Lakes Transitions Fair on August 16th. The purpose of the fair is to provide a wealth of resources to incarcerated individuals who are near their release date. The organizations represented at the fair ranged from housing and medical assistance to addiction support and library services. Lora and I informed participants on how to obtain library cards and the library services they can take advantage of at their neighborhood library. Our most popular inquiries included computer class needs and employment help. We also shared early literacy information with inmates who have children. Nearly 300 inmates attended the fair and approximately 270 of them visited our table. I truly enjoyed this outreach opportunity and found it to be a rewarding experience.


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