TeleStory is a free program that connects individuals in custody of the New York City Department of Corrections to their loved ones through use of teleconferencing equipment at the public library. TeleStory sessions, or “televisits,” allow families to connect in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment. For visits involving children, the library provides books, toys, games and art materials, as well as the support of library staff. TeleStory is designed to supplement, rather than replace, in-person visits.
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Brooklyn Public Library’s Department of Outreach Services was established with the generous support of The Charles H. Revson Foundation. Funding for TeleStory is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Sills Family Foundation, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the New York City Council, and Mayor Bill de Blasio. The Osborne Association works with us to offer planning support for re-entry after incarceration and assistance to families coping with the incarceration of a loved one.