How does my partner/loved one apply to record a story? Expand If your partner wants to take part, they will have to apply themselves; the process can’t be started by you or by us. In most prisons, Storybook Dads/Mums runs from the Library. Your partner can ask at the Library about taking part or submit a General Application to the Library requesting to record a story. Storybook Dads runs in over 100 prisons - to see if it operates in the prison your loved one is in click here. If your prison is not on the list then your loved one won’t be able to access the scheme, unfortunately, although the prison may have other opportunities for strengthening family ties.