A Non-Profit Community Organization

For Arts, Ideas & Community Service

The Claremont Forum is a non-profit community organization serving the city of Claremont and its neighbors. Our mission is to promote individual and social well-being through education, arts and wellness programs. We’re also proud to sponsor the nationwide Prison Library Project that sends books to inmates nationwide.

A Non-Profit Community Organization

For Arts, Ideas & Community Service

The Claremont Forum is a non-profit community organization serving the city of Claremont and its neighbors. Our mission is to promote individual and social well-being through education, arts and wellness programs. We’re also proud to sponsor the nationwide Prison Library Project that sends books to inmates nationwide.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Mon 16

Dictionary Drive

June 22 - December 31
Mon 16
Mon 16

December Artist: Wade Stanley

December 7 - December 31
Thu 19

Handcrafted Mysteries

December 19 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

2000 Dictionaries

The most common book request from inmates is a simple dictionary. In order to help fulfill those requests, we are raising funds for 2000 new dictionaries. Please consider donating to this worthy cause by helping us provide a valuable resource for inmates who need them. Donate online or at the bookstall at the Sunday Farmers & Artisans Market. Thank you for your support!
Donate

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Mon 16

Dictionary Drive

June 22 - December 31
Mon 16
Mon 16

December Artist: Wade Stanley

December 7 - December 31
Thu 19

Handcrafted Mysteries

December 19 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

PLP Dictionary Drive

Help us reach our goal of purchasing 2000 new paperback dictionaries for inmates.
Donate
Claremont Farmers Market

Farmers & Artisans Market

Local, Independent & Non-Profit

The Claremont Farmers & Artisans Market is located on Harvard Ave. (between 1st St. & Bonita Ave) in the Claremont Village every Sunday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM – rain or shine.

Our market offers certified organic and conventionally grown local produce. Find specialty foods, local arts and crafts, flowers, plants and more. Stroll beautiful Harvard Avenue and listen to live music while you shop one of the region’s best certified markets.

Claremont Farmers Market

Farmers & Artisans Market

Local, Independent & Non-Profit

The Claremont Farmers & Artisans Market is located on Harvard Ave. (between 1st St. & Bonita Ave) in the Claremont Village every Sunday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM – rain or shine.

Our market offers certified organic and conventionally grown local produce. Find specialty foods, local arts and crafts, flowers, plants and more. Stroll beautiful Harvard Avenue and listen to live music while you shop one of the region’s best certified markets.

Prison Library Project

The Prison Library Project’s mission is to provide free reading materials to inmates nationwide. We prioritize educational and self-help literature as well as recognize the value of literacy development through active engagement with books in general.

Located in the Claremont Forum Bookshop, this volunteer run program maintains an extensive selection of used books. Our bookshop is where PLP volunteers gather to select books for inmates and where the community browse our latest titles, drop off donated books, admire local art and join community classes. 

Prison Library Project

The Prison Library Project’s mission is to provide free reading materials to inmates nationwide. We prioritize educational and self-help literature as well as recognize the value of literacy development through active engagement with books in general.

Located in the Claremont Forum Bookshop, this volunteer run program maintains an extensive selection of used books. Our bookshop is where PLP volunteers gather to select books for inmates and where the community browse our latest titles, drop off donated books, admire local art and join community classes. 

Bookshop & Community Gallery

Each month we invite an artist to display their work in our used bookstore at the Claremont Packing House.  We also host classes, community groups, musical events and speakers.

Artist receptions are the first Saturday of each month beginning at 6:00 PM. The Claremont Forum is part of the monthly Art Walk in the Village.

Check out our Events page for dates of upcoming book sales, art shows and more.

Bookshop & Community Gallery

Each month we invite an artist to display their work in our used bookstore at the Claremont Packing House.  We also host classes, community groups, musical events and speakers.

Artist receptions are the first Saturday of each month beginning at 6:00 PM. The Claremont Forum is part of the monthly Art Walk in the Village.

Check out our Events page for dates of upcoming book sales, art shows and more.

Our Perspective

Arts, Ideas & Community Service

Books and art enrich our lives.  Fresh, local produce from the farmers’ market enriches our health and helps connect us to our neighbors. Whatever project we take on, our goal is to enrich the community and help make a difference.We have a beautiful space in the Claremont Packing House and it serves as a used bookstore, community center, classroom, workshop and more.

Volunteer-Based

The Claremont Forum has limited staff and operates much of their organization with the help of volunteers. Our bookshop is stocked with your donations and the entire Prison Library Project operation is run by volunteers.

History

Since 1985, we’ve hosted over 1000 community events, including lectures, workshops, art exhibits and performances. We sponsor Claremont’s Sunday Farmers & Artisans Market and have created a vibrant community service program for local volunteers through the Prison Library Project.

Mission

The Claremont Forum is a non-profit community organization serving the city of Claremont and its neighbors. Our mission is to promote individual and social well-being through education, arts and wellness programs. We’re also proud to sponsor the nationwide Prison Library Project that sends books to inmates nationwide.

Our Perspective

Arts, Ideas & Community Service

Books and art enrich our lives.  Fresh, local produce from the farmers’ market enriches our health and helps connect us to our neighbors. Whatever project we take on, our goal is to enrich the community and help make a difference.We have a beautiful space in the Claremont Packing House and it serves as a used bookstore, community center, classroom, workshop and more.

Volunteer-Based

The Claremont Forum has limited staff and operates much of their organization with the help of volunteers. Our bookshop is stocked with your donations and the entire Prison Library Project operation is run by volunteers.

History

Since 1985, we’ve hosted over 1000 community events, including lectures, workshops, art exhibits and performances. We sponsor Claremont’s Sunday Farmers & Artisans Market and have created a vibrant community service program for local volunteers through the Prison Library Project.

Mission

The Claremont Forum is a non-profit community organization serving the city of Claremont and its neighbors. Our mission is to promote individual and social well-being through education, arts and wellness programs. We’re also proud to sponsor the nationwide Prison Library Project that sends books to inmates nationwide.