(Specific) Requests for Book Donations

Moyra and I had a book club meeting yesterday and we had some requests from the women. I’m posting it here, but feel free to pass it along. Call me at work if you have any of these, and we can arrange something. Also, these are requests for permanent donations to the library, so you won’t be getting the book back.



Black Like Me – John Howard Griffin
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
Roots – Alex Haley

The Associate – John Grisham

Daniel X Watch the Skies – James Patterson
Swimsuit – James Patterson
The 8th Confession – James Patterson
Maximum Ride: The Final Warning – James Patterson
Run For Your Life – James Patterson
Cross Country – James Patterson

Tales of the City- Armistead Maupin
More Tales of the City – Armistead Maupin
Babycakes – Armistead Maupin
Significant Others – Armistead Maupin

Anything by Lisa Scottoline
The Twilight Series
Any Book on CD


A wish list from Cathy

Cathy gave me a wish list of books as requested by women at the prison – I thought I would pass it along to you and your networks/libraries etc before posting it to the GELA/Jerome listservs. Maybe we can collect some of these books at our next meeting?  The women would be thrilled.

Here’s the list:

The Book of Negro
The Power of Now – Ekhart Tolle
Heavier to Heaven (Kurt Cobain’s biography)
Any V.C. Andrews books
Gregory Maguire series
The Other Boleyn Girl
Clive Barker books
Dr Phil – The Ultimate Weight Loss Challenge
Paranormal subject
More current “healing” non-fiction
S.E. Hinton books
My Sister’s keeper – Jodi Picoult
Dean Koontz books (From the Corner of his Eye)
Restoration by Rose Tremain
The Lords of Discipline – Pat Conroy
The Pilot’s Wile by Anita Shreve
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Gap Creek by Robert Morgan
Stolen Lives: twenty Years in a Desert Jail by Malika Oufkir
Fall on your knees and/or The way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Night by Elie Wiesel
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Thanks everyone!

Federal Prison Library Survey

Kim Rempel from William Head Institution Library is trying to distribute a library survey to federal prison libraries. (He hasn’t had much luck with Edmonton Prison for Women – he was told that inmates are running the library.) Since I am the only member of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) Prison Special Interest Group (along with Kim), he’s asked if I could either do the survey or get someone to do it. The results are going to be presented at the Libraries in Canadian Prisons session at the CALL annual conference this May in Halifax. I will also be there.

Anyhow, here is the letter from Kim and the survey. Tanya, Laura and I are going to the prison tomorrow so we could fill out the survey ourselves with Cathee (the new prison librarian) unless someone else would like to do it.