Rogue Liberation Library was founded in 2018 to share our love of books and reading with people in our nation’s prisons. Our mission is to provide quality books and reading material free of charge to incarcerated people to foster knowledge, communication, connection, personal development, and well-being. We believe in the right to read and that books are tools of liberation. Books change lives.
The Rogue Liberation Library was founded in 2018. One of our past volunteers, who had been working with books to prisoner programs for about 10 years, relocated to Oregon and brought a small collection of books with him. We began by renting a space to store this collection from the Peace House in May of 2018. The first year we received 30 to 40 requests per month.
In February of 2019, our organization was formally adopted as a program of the Peace House. Peace House provides us with rent free space, financial and administrative support, and 501c3 tax exempt status.