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  • Out-of-date travel and computer books (should be no more than five years.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