African Library Project

Aloha to Africa: Creating an African Library

05/01/2012 to 11/01/2012
Mililani HI

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 ...

the Riley's! We are a family of six from Oahu, Hawaii. We both have teaching backgrounds so we know the positive impact of having books in schools first hand.

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

As parents we are always talking with our children about the importance of education and the importance of giving back and serving others. When we heard about ALP we thought this would be the perfect service project for our family!

About our African Partners...

We are doing the first book drive for Lesotho in the fall and hope to do a second book drive in the spring.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Books at U.S. pre-school to 4th grade reading level and teacher resource materials

Here are some ways that you can help...

Donate books, money or boxes!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Kyle Riley

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $ fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 10/23/2012)
1008 books $500.00 fundraising

We reached the goal of 1000 books!


Special thank you to Grace Fellowship PreSchool, Mililani Waena Elementary and Mililani Mauka Elementary!

Tips for Other Book Drive Organizers

Call preschools and schools and see if they will do a book drive for you. Talk to librarians at schools and collect their unwanted books. Also visit thrift shops for cheap books. We bought over 100 books for $.25 each and traded the American holiday books we collected for appropriate African books.

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