The Remann Hall Book Club serves youth in the Remann Hall juvenile detention facility, providing a … Read More
WE BELIEVE THAT BOOKS CHANGE LIVES
The Remann Hall Book Club exists because we believe in the power of books to change lives for the better. The youth we served have made unfortunate choices - choices that have harmed themselves and others - yet they are still youth, and they can change their lives forever.
Many of them come to Remann Hall having never read a book in their lives. They leave having had conversations with some great minds. We know that can't help but change them. Their minds are open to new ideas and new possibilities. Thank you for your interest in our Book Club. Read on!
What the Readers Say . . .
Please Tell Them Thank You
I Have Hope
I Will Use This
Alexie: 'The quality of a man’s life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.'"
This Means A Lot
My Favorite Book
Looking for a Peaceful Place
A Staff Member Says…
I Couldn’t Put it Down
Becoming a Better Person
How Life is Supposed to Be
People Still Care
Book is Better
I See a Movie
I’m Going to Use This
Alexie: The quality of a man’s life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor. -
Trying to Change My Life
Wish I’d Stayed Longer
What have I been doing with my life?
Thank you Matthew
Don’t lose my places
show my mom
Mother: “So the court is giving you the books?”
Reader: “No! Book club! Book club gives me the books.
Mother: “You mean you read now?!”
Reader: “I was smiling.”
change my life
relate to someone
privilege of being able to read
thank you community
past not an excuse
reading is power
God bless you
think about life
cry 27 times
yo yo ma
How do you pronounce "Remann Hall"?
It's pronounced "Ray-men." The emphasis is on the first syllable. You can learn more about Remann Hall here).
How often does the Book Club meet?
It meets twice a month, with a new book for each meeting. We invite you to read along! )
Where do you get the books?
Our generous donors (learn more about that here) donate the money we need to purchase the books to give to the kids.
How much does each book cost?
That depends upon the cost of the book we're reading that session. It ranges from $400 to $450 or so. There can be 30 readers at a meeting, and that adds up! We are inexpressibly grateful to our donors, and thank them to the very last page.
Support Remann Hall Book Club!
Remann Hall Book Club exists because of the generosity of its supporters. Donations are used to purchase books for youth, and all donations are tax deductible.