African Library Project

Books on the Move: From Texas to Lesotho

03/23/2012 to 12/01/2012
Austin TX

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 a homeschool book club made up of moms and 8 year old girls.

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

We love books. We want to share the magic of books with people that don\'t have enough!

About our African Partners...

Ramotsoane Primary School, Maseru, Lesotho

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Baby board books
Children’s picture books
Children’s fiction and non-fiction
Early readers
BIG books
Teacher\'s resource books for school libraries
Children’s dictionaries/picture dictionaries
Encyclopedias less than 15 years old
Children’s encyclopedias/picture encyclopedias
Children’s thesauruses
Paperback textbooks in math, English, geography, health, and science at appropriate level (kindergarten to 6th grade)
Books with universal themes (friendships, animals, love)
Children’s health books
Accurate up-to-date atlases
Books about Africa or African-Americans
Educational children\'s science and literary magazines in good condition
Brain teasers, flash cards, educational games and puzzles

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

Let us know if you have books to donate! If you live in Austin, we will pick them up! If not, we will give you instructions.

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

We need to raise about $500 to ship the books from Austin to New Orleans and then on to Lesotho. We will do various fundraisers but will also take donations.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Amy Rose

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 12-01-2012)
1189 books $500 fundraising

We have completed our book drive and mailed our books!


Thanks to everyone that contributed money and books!

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