Wishlist now posted

The permanent wishlist page has been created. It is accessible from the menu on the right. We will try to keep it updated with the most recent requests from the EIFW library. If you know of something that there has been a request for, please add it, and if you know a request has been filled, please delete it. (If you have editing access to the blog, go to your wordpress dashboard, then find “wishlist” under “Pages.” Let me know if you need help.)

4 new Stephenie Meyer books are making their way to the library tomorrow! And I bought two of them so… that goes on my permanent record 🙂


GELA Women’s Prison Library and Reintegration Committee: Inmate’s February Wish List

This is the February request list from inmates for book donations for the EIFW library. If you have any of the books on the list (or any questions or comments)  email  kwurmann@ualberta.ca or tanyadriechel@legalresourcecentre.ca to coordinate a drop off.

Anne of Green Gables (series)– Lucy Maud Montgomery
Children of the Lamp(series) – P.B. Kerr.
Just Another Indian – Warren Goulding
Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor Frankl
A Painted House – John Grisham
Pyrates (series) – Chris Archer
Shattered Silence – Melissa G. Moore
Twilight Series (especially Breaking Dawn)  – Stephanie Meyer
Type Talk – Janet M. Thuesen and Otto Kroeger
Under the Dome – Stephen King

Anything about (topic)
Aboriginal poetry
Atlas (large world atlas)
Book of quotations
Books on CD (fiction/nonfiction)
Calming/Inspirational books (with serene pictures
Craft Books – Knitting, quilting, crochet
Crossword puzzle books
Hobby/ Craft Magazines
Language Instruction (Any languages, esp. Italian and Arabic)
Poetry anthologies
Traditional Aboriginal Medicine
Vietnamese fiction and nonfiction

Ellen Hawkin
S.E Hinton
Alexander Pushkin

Current High School- Chemistry, Physics, Biology text books

Cathee’s Wish List

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

Bright Shiny Morning -James Frey

Children of the Lamp(series) – P.B. Kerr.

Cloud of Bone by Bernice Morgan

The Count of Monte Cristo= Alexandre Dumas

Man’s Search for Meaning- Viktor Frankl

Mummy – Anne Rice

Push – Sapphire

Pyrates (series) – Chris Archer

Shattered Silence – Melissa G. Moore

Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer

Where the Red Fern Grows- Wilson Rawls

Anything by (authors)

Tess Gerritsen (The Mephisto Club has been donated)

Stephanie Meyer (Twilight Series)

Anything about (topic)


Learning Braille

Traditional Aboriginal Medicine

Hobby/ Craft Magazines
Science Magazines



Cookbooks (cooking on a budget, using simple ingredients, cooking in prison)

National Geographic, June 1985 (Tara found one!) and April 2002 (Sharbat Gula editions)

Current High School Chemistry , Physics, Biology Textbooks

Dan Brown’s latest book

Recently requested at the EIFW library

Inmate Librarian Cathy passed on the following requests:

  • books on public speaking
  • craft books, especially focusing on crochet
  • ‘Push’ by Sapphire (or any books related to the recently released movie ‘Precious’ – there is a movie tie-in edition)
  • ‘Valkyrie’ – this request was unclear, but may be in relation to books about the Valkyrie plot to kill Hitler
  • anything by the author Rupert Ross
  • Italian language learning materials
  • additional copies of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight books, especially book 3: Eclipse


YA Lit: 70s/80s?

Hey there — a SLIS professor has asked if we are interested in several cartons of 1970s, 1980s, and a few 1990s YA books. She says they aren’t gorgeous to look at, but they are excellent stories. If we accepted these, we could take them and divvy up between women’s / men’s prisons. Maybe some for Bissell? What are your thoughts?