African Library Project

Feed The Need to Read - Part 3

03/01/2014 to 05/15/2014
Raritan NJ

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...

Everyone in the world should have opportunity to read and grow. Books are essential part of our lives and everyone in the world should have access to books anytime they want the way we do here in United States. So with this intention in mind, I have started this book drive to help children of Africa and give them opportunity to grow and fulful their dreams. I will greatly appreciate if you could support this cause and donate your old and gently used books to these children so that we all can spread the love of reading to these kids.

About our African Partners...

We are donating books t0 a Library in Malawi!

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Following are some examples of books you can donate:
The most appropriate and needed items are:
o Children's paperback books
o Chapter books (upto middleschool)
o Early Reader books
o Baby board books
o Children’s picture books
o Children’s fiction and non-fiction
o Early readers
o BIG books
o Teacher's resource books for school libraries
o Children’s dictionaries/picture dictionaries
o Encyclopedias less than 15 years old
o Children’s encyclopedias/picture encyclopedias
o Children’s thesauruses
o Paperback textbooks in math, English, geography, health, and science at appropriate level (kindergarten to 6th grade)
o Books with universal themes (friendships, animals, love)
o Children’s health books
o Accurate up-to-date atlases
o Books about Africa or African-Americans
o Educational children's science and literary magazines in good condition

Here are some ways that you can help...

If you have lots of books, please do not hesitate to call my home (908)575-0120 and we'll pick up from your house within NJ!
If you need to ship the book to us please contact us at above number and we'll give you the mailing address. Please remember to ship via media mail as it is cheaper.
Please spread the words to your friends and family for this good cause and help me reach my goal!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Bianca Patel

Name: Parul Patel

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 04/09/2014)
980 books $500 fundraising

If you would like me to pick up books from your home please email at

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