African Library Project

Nueva African Library Project

11/16/2015 to 12/05/2014
Hillsborough CA

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 ...

We are students of the Nueva School and we love to read! We want everybody to be able to read. We are collecting books from our school to fill 2 libraries with books in Botswana.

Our website link:

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

What starting a library means to us is thinking how other people don't get to read very often and we want them to have the same joy of reading as we do when we open a new book.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

If possible, board books & paperbacks will be better. Books we want: Baby board books, paperback easy readers, paperback children's picture books, paperback juvenile literature/chapter books, K-5 textbooks (English, math, geography & science), encyclopedias & atlases (post 1990), paperback dictionaries and Africa books. Please do not include: Religious books (like bibles), magazines more than five years old and romance. Gently used books are fine.

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

Please bring your books to school Nov. 16 - Dec. 5. We will have collection bins at Hillsborough campus - in the mansion, library & GCC drop off area.

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

It costs 50 cents to ship a book to Botswana. We need to raise $1000 to ship our two libraries. You can donate on the Book Fair payment page. We will also have donation jars in the library.

Here are some ways that you can help...

You can help us by donating old and new books and money.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Christina Bechtold

Progress Report

Our Goal 2000 books $1000 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 9/15/2015)
120 books $0 fundraising

This will be our tenth library we contributed toward!

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