The "Turn-A-Page Program" (or "TAPP") is a new probation/community service pilot program initially funded by an LSTA grant awarded to the Lebanon Public Library and distributed by the Indiana State Library. TAPP is the result of a partnership between the Lebanon Public Library, Boone County Judges and Probation Departments and the Boone County Jail Ministry Outreach. It is based on Prof. Robert Waxler's (UMass/Dartmouth) "Changing Lives Through Literature" alternative sentencing initiative. This is a brand new approach to sentenced community service which offers a book discussion opportunity with selected short stories led by trained group discussion leaders. Currently available for participants 18 yrs. of age and up, the program may be extended to include younger offenders.
The program participants gather weekly to discuss the readings. A new session will be set later this year.