African Library Project

Camp Kirkwood Starts a Library

06/04/2012 to 09/30/2012
Kirkwood MO

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 ...

Camp Kirkwood includes a number of Day Camps in Kirkwood, Missouri. We offer camps for kids aged 3-15 years old. We spend the summer learning from each other, making friends, and having fun!! We have recruited the help of a number of cities who neighbor us and offer camps as well.

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

This summer our camps will have an Olympic theme. We hope to learn about other countries and show campers how easy it is to cross continents to improve lives.

About our African Partners...

We hope to have additional information about our Library in September. We do know our library will be in Lesotho.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We need books for a primary school library: Books at U.S. pre-school to 4th grade reading level. We prefer new or gently used paper back books.

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

We will start collecting books at the Kirkwood Community Center starting June 4- Sept. 30, 2012.
Kirkwood Community Center
111 S. Geyer
Kirkwood, MO 63122

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

We need to raise $500 to send our books to our library. We hope to host a couple of Camp fundraisers this summer. If you are able to help get our books to Africa, please send checks payable to \"Katy Nieman\" For more information, please feel free to contact me at or by phone: 314-822-5862.
We will keep the site updated on how fundraising is going and how far we are from our goal.

Here are some ways that you can help...

Donate books; donate money; ask others to donate books or money; contact us and let us know others ways you would like to help!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Katy Nieman
Phone: 314-822-5862

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500.00 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 06/22/12)
900 books $500.00 fundraising

Thank you to the City of Sunset Hills, MO and the City of Manchester, MO for their donation of books!!
A million thanks to Camp Broadway's Joe Schoen for the very generous monetary donation!!

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