Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
Joy in Christ, a way of life

Storybook Project + video

The Rochester Storybook Project is an outreach program of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Henrietta.  This program makes it possible for incarcerated parents to read a story to their children.

The inmate chooses a short story and with the assistance of volunteers, records the reading of the story. A CD is mailed to their child along with a copy of the storybook. Each child can enjoy reading along while listening to their parent talking directly to them—helping to ease the pain of separation.  
Here is one inmate reading to his daughter.  I recently visited the Monroe County Correctional Facility for this video.