Santa Cruz Public Libraries bring books to jail

From Santa Cruz Sentinel

” The readers’ preferences were clear: no “Little House on the Prairie.” Never “Little House on the Prairie.”Sue Graziano, division manager for Santa Cruz Public Libraries with 38 years in the profession, shook her head and laughed at the poor reception Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic tale had earned among inmates three separate times at several Santa Cruz County jail facilities.Launching the library system’s twice-a-month service in the jails, she said, has meant getting a feel for where inmates’ reading interests are likely to gravitate, and letting go of stereotypes.”″