African Library Project

Clark Fork School Book Warriors;
African Library Project Book Drive

3/14/2011 to 4/30/2011
Missoula MT

We are working with the African Library Project to provide books to eager readers in Africa who have very few books. Please help us by collecting and delivering gently used books or by raising money to help pay for shipping to Africa. It takes only 1000 books and $500 (plus a little elbow grease!) to start a single library and make a huge difference in children’s lives.

This book drive is organized by ...

We are the Journeyer's class at Clarkfork School in Missoula, MT. We love to read! Our school is all about fun, and learning about nature! We have a small school; there are only 10 people in our class. There is less than a hundred students in our entire school. We love to be happy and help others put those frowns upside down! We are a non-profit parent co-operateive, where parents volunteer in the daily functions of our school. Our names are: Brock, Cadence, Celeste, Connor, Cory, Ethan, Ian, Noah, Oliver, and Solange. Our teachers names are Tom and Shirley. We are very excited about this opportunity to serve. (Webpage created and written by the Journeyers class)

Our website link:
http://www.clarkforkschool.org/

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

We want to start a library in Afirca so that kids can get a good education, because we love to read and we want other communities to share in our joy of reading. We like to read because it is fun and we want to let other people have fun. Reading is just like teleporting to an imaginary world inside of a book where you can do whatever's inside the story, with all the fun, excitement, fear, and adventure! We care about other people and everyone else around us. We would love to start a libray in Africa as a facvor to other people around the world.

About our African Partners...

Our African Partner in Ghana is, Subinso No. 2 R/C "A" Primary School. Subinso is in a rural area. The school is a rectangular building with six classrooms, an office, a store and a library. The students play in the school compound. The library will enhance their reading habits. This school serves about 700 students and the community.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Paperback books at a US preschool to 4th grade level.

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

We will begin the book drive on Monday March, 14 2011. Books can be brought to our school at 2525 Rattlesnake Dr., Missoula, MT 59801, or to the Mansfield Library on the University of Montana Campus.

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

We plan to use students ideas for fundraising. Some of the ideas so far include: a hot coco stand after school, a bake sale, a book sale of extra donated books (that won't work for the book drive), a lemonade stand, direct ask letters, and the selling of stories or artwork. You can participate by baking goods for bake sales or donating to Afirca Library Project Bookdrive. Send checks to Clarkfork School 2525 Rattlesnake Dr. MIssoula, MT 59801

Here are some ways that you can help...

Hanging posters, writing press releases, calling potential sites for donation-bin placement, delivering donation bins, picking up book from donation bins, coming to a sorting and packing party, making direct ask calls, writing letters, and donating books or money, are all ways you can help.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Tom Attard Can be reached at work during business hours
Email: toerhaas@gmail.com
Phone: 406-871-4034

Name: Clark Fork School Monday-Friday 8-2pm
Email: www.office@clarkforkschool.org
Phone: 406-728-3395

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500.00 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 4-14-11)
313 books $110.00 fundraising

Our students are really pumped to help people! Let's encourage this spark of humanity! Here's some slogans theycame up with as a class.
-Be a Book Saviour; donate a book!
-Help get Afican Kids hooked on books!
-We can help African students get the education they need!

Acknowledgements

Thank you to Mansfield Library on the University Campus, and Danette Seiler, for their help and willingness to accpet a donation bin on campus. Thank you to Annika Dillon's Grandparents for their generous donation! Thanks to all of the families at our school who have donated books!

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About the African Library Project

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