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Wish Lists

Monetary Donations

We are happy to receive monetary donations to be put towards new book purchases. Donations over $20.00 are eligible for a tax receipt. Cheques can be made out to the Manitoba Library Association and mailed to their office. Please specify “Prison Libraries Committee” or ” Joe Big George” in the memo. Other ways to donate:

  • use the “Donate” button at the bottom of the left sidebar to donate via PayPal. Please select “Prison Libraries Committee donation” from the drop-down menu.
  • visit our CanadaHelp page and choose either: ‘Prison Libraries Committee’ or ‘Joe Big George Memorial Fund’ from the dropdown menu

Donating Used Books

We are happy to accept good quality newer books (under 5 years ideally) that fulfill the needs of the people we serve. Please see our Wish List to get an idea of the types of materials we need. We are especially grateful for Indigenous materials (fiction and non-fiction), graphic novels, memoirs, and paperbacks.

Note: while the Wish List is still current; not all needs may be reflected.

Please do not donate older, dusty, musty or torn books. We cannot make use of old textbooks or old children’s books. Please ensure the books you donate are properly boxed for our volunteers. Thank you so much.

As our storage space is very limited, if you are unsure if we can use what you have to give please contact

If your book donations are not suitable for our needs, please check out this list of other organizations accepting used books.

Donating New Books

We love getting new donations and we’ve made it easy!  Visit our wish list on and have your purchase sent directly to us.

If you prefer to support local, McNally Robinson also sells the books we need.  We are happy to provide you with a shipping address so that your purchase will be delivered directly to our Committee. 

For all questions about book or monetary donations, please email

Wish Lists

PLC Wish List (2020)

Wish list on