African Library Project

GS Silver Award African Library Project

05/01/2017 to 08/15/2017
Frisco TX

The African Library Project brings gently used books to an African community that has lots of eager readers but very few books. Please help by collecting and delivering gently used books or by raising money to help pay for shipping to Africa. It only takes 1000 books and $500 to start a single library (and a little elbow grease!)

This book drive is organized by ...

Hello! Our names are Kelsey, Lexi, and Sarah. We are Girl Scouts in Frisco, Texas and we are working toward our GS Silver Award. We have chosen the African Library Project because we feel passionate about helping improve the lives and education of those in need.

Our website link:
http://africanlibraryproject.org/book-drives/book-drives-in-action?alpdetail=1071

We want to start a library in Africa because...

We know that education is important and we would like to help those who are less fortunate by building a library that will help increase literacy. We believe that all children deserve a chance to learn, and improve their lives. We believe that providing books to build a library for school children will give them the opportunity to grow in their education and empower them to follow their dreams.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We are building a Junior High School/Secondary library. Please donate the following kinds of books:

Juvenile literature
Children’s fiction and non-fiction
Teacher's resource books for school libraries
Dictionaries
Encyclopedias less than 15 years old
Accurate up-to-date atlases
Thesauruses
Math books from 6th grade up, including algebra, geometry, and pre-calculus, English books (focusing on grammar or comprehension), geography books, health books, science books including general science, biology, chemistry, and physics at appropriate level. Send no more than two copies of any textbook, these will be used as a teacher resource.
Life skills books about health, hygiene, adolescence, careers, etc.
Books with universal themes (friendships, animals, love)
Books like Chicken Soup for the Soul (inspiring stories with life skills lessons)
Books about Africa or African-Americans
Educational kids science and literary magazines in good condition
Brain teasers, flash cards, educational games and puzzles

Book Examples by Reading Level:

4th grade titles:
Horrible Harry by Susan Kline
Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park
Magic Treehouse series (4th grade and below) by Mary Pope Osborne
Because of Winn-Dixie and Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

6th grade titles:
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

7th/8th grade titles:
Lord of the Rings series/The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Books by Jerry Spinelli
The Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner
Maximum Ride series by James Patterson

Here's how you can contribute your books...

We will be collecting books 5/1/2017 - 8/15/2017. Please send an email to angiedreskin@gmail.com to make arrangements for pick up.

We need to raise funds for shipping the books...

In addition to book donations, we need to raise $500 for shipping costs. We have already raised $343 from our Girl Scout cookie sales. Please consider donating money to help pay for shipping costs.

Here are some ways that you can help...

If you would like to help but don't have books to donate, please consider making a monetary donation that would enable us to purchase books.

You can also share our information with your friends and family.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Angie Dreskin
Email: angiedreskin@gmail.com
Phone:

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Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising

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About the African Library Project

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