Bring Me A Book Franklin in partnership with the Franklin Correctional Institution has provided forty five open-faced bookcases throughout the county at settings that serve children including all Pre-K’s, Kindergartens, Early Head Start, Head Start, School Health Clinic, Health Department, Doctor’s offices, Sacred Heart Hospital and Weems Hospital waiting rooms, and prisons’ visiting areas. Bring Me A Book Franklin supplied the construction design and materials while the inmates built the bookcases in the prison workshop. In 2018 ACE Hardware of Apalachicola generously donated materials for the bookcases.
Bookcases are stocked with quality children’s books featuring multi-cultural themes, and beautiful, captivating illustrations. Books are carefully chosen to support the children’s intellectual, emotional, and life value development and to create an appreciation of the wonder of life and its diversity. Books are substantial in construction being primarily hard cover and board books.