African Library Project

In honor of David becoming a bar mitzvah

04/23/2012 to 06/03/2012
New London NH

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.

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

I think it would help people. Books have been very important to me and I want to give others the chance to read and learn.

About our African Partners...

A community library in Malawi at Mndunje Primary School

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Books at U.S. pre-school to 8th grade reading level:
• Baby board books,
• Paperback easy readers
• Paperback children’s picture books
• Paperback juvenile literature/Chapter books
• K-8 textbooks (English, math, geography, health & science)
• Encyclopedias & atlases (post 1990)
• Paperback dictionaries
• Educational games and puzzles

They have a particular interest in science, history, geography, mathematics, social, and religious books (please avoid frankly evangelical).

Children’s picture books
Children’s fiction and non-fiction
BIG books
Teacher\'s resource books for school libraries
Children’s dictionaries/picture dictionaries
Children’s encyclopedias/picture encyclopedias
Children’s thesauruses
Books with universal themes (friendships, animals, love)
Children’s health books
Books about Africa or African-Americans
Educational children\'s science and literary magazines in good condition
Brain teasers, flash cards, educational games and puzzles

Books for the community on:
Animal husbandry
Current events
National Geographic, less than 5 years old, especially with articles featuring Africa

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

There is a collection box in the children's room at Tracy Library in New London NH. You can call us 526-4816 and we'll arrange something else.

Here are some ways that you can help...

Clean off your bookshelves
Choose an extra book at a used book sale
Help us with shipping costs
Feel free to include notes, drawings, etc. for the students to see when they open the boxes!

Contact us to find out more

Name: David
Phone: (603) 526-4816

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 6/6/12)
1387 books $638 fundraising


Our many thanks to sources of lovely, inexpensive, and donated books
Morgan Hill Bookstore
Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church
Mt. Royal Academy
Tracy Memorial Library
Wilmot Public Library
Pillsbury Free Library
Encore Books
Kearsarge Council on Aging
KRES- New London
David's dear friends

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