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Start a Library

DURATION

More than 4 hours

WHERE

In your community: collect books at home, school, camp, place of worship, local businesses, etc. 

WHEN

Ongoing activity throughout the year.

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Class, scout troop, or other group of like-minded kids (assumes an adult is also involved in the facilitation, but activity is geared toward group involvement and can be primarily executed by the children involved)

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

By completing a book drive and starting a library, you can improve literacy, education, and self-empowerment in Africa. Africa has the highest percentage of illiteracy in the world. Books are the key to increasing literacy, and literacy is the #1 tool out of poverty.

DESCRIPTION

Help start a library in Africa by organizing your own book drive!


ITEMS NEEDED

You will need to collect 1,000 books and raise $500 to start a small library in Africa. A generous spirit, time, and energy also help!


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

There are no special requirements to complete this activity, but we encourage you to review our Book Drive Guidelines before registering. 


NEXT STEPS

Read our Book Drive Guidelines to learn all you need to know to collect, sort, pack and then mail your books to our warehouse, where they will be containerized for shipment to Africa. Next, register your book drive and get started!

For more information or questions, please email us at bookdrives@africanlibraryproject.org

 


WEBSITE


Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
  1. Register to start a book drive here
  2. Plan your book drive.
  3. Collect, sort, and pack your books.
  4. Raise funds for shipping and related expenses.
  5. Mail or deliver your books to our U.S. warehouse.
  6. Give us your feedback!
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