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Our volunteers make the Prison Library Project possible. They read inmate letters, select books and prepare books to be mailed. Each letter is a chance to connect someone “inside” with the community.

Contact us at 909-626-3066 or at or fill out our sign-up form below.

Donate Used Books

Our project depends on donated books to survive. We always need quality used books and as a 501(c)(3) your donation is tax deductible. We will gladly accept donations of new or used books from individuals, publishers, and booksellers.

What We Need:

Dictionaries, Thesaurus, Spanish/English Dictionaries, Language learning books, DIY, Business (particularly how to start your own business), Nutrition, Medical, Composition books, Self-help, Spirituality, Puzzle books, Philosophy, Science, African American history, Arcana, Spanish, Architecture, Photography


We Do Not Accept:

  • General encyclopedias

  • Magazines (except for National Geographic)

  • Books on cassette

  • VHS tapes

  • Heavily worn books

  • Books with excessive writing or highlighting

  • Books that are damp or moldy

  • Out-of-date travel and computer books (should be no more than five years.

  • Loose books: please make sure any donation you bring in is in a cardboard box or bag.


The Claremont Forum can be supported by donations of any size. Donated funds go to provide postage and other support for the Prison Library Project.

To donate by check:

Claremont Forum - PLP

586 W. 1st  Street

Claremont, CA 91711


Text PLP to 53-555

Donate online:

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