African Library Project

The Mehrotra Sisters' African Library Project

07/06/2013 to 11/30/2013
Saratoga CA

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...

Most of us take books for granted: we expect to see them on our bookshelves at home, in the doctor's office, or at local public libraries. Yet in Botswana and other developing countries, even a single book is a treasure. Unfortunately, these books are not always readily available.

Whether you give one book or several, your donation is an invaluable gateway for children to begin their journey of learning. Your donation will help new readers build self-confidence and accomplish previously unreachable feats. One child at a time, one book at a time, you can make a huge difference to children today.

About our African Partners...

The donated books will be sent to fill a new primary school library in Botswana (grades K-4).

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We will be donating books to a primary school (grades K-4) library's in Botswana. Please donate any of the following types of

-Books at US pre-school through 4th grade reading level
-Picture books
-Educational books
-Educational puzzles
-Other childrens' books

If you are not sure if your donation fits these requirements, feel free to send us an email! We will get back to you as soon as we can.

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

Our book drive ends late November, so be sure to donate any appropriate books you have before then. If you would like to donate books, send an email to us so we can pick them up, or so you can drop them off.

Any number of books is greatly appreciated!

To coordinate the drop-off, please send us an email to:

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

If you'd like to make a monetary donation, please send an email with your name and the amount you'd like to donate to:

We will respond with a PayPal link or mailing address, a Library Code Number for our primary school in Botswana, and tax-deductible information.

Here are some ways that you can help...

Please donate as many books as you can! Any number of books is a BIG contribution.

You can also donate money that will be used for funding the shipment of the books to Africa.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Anita

Name: Avanti

Progress Report

Our Goal 1,000 books $500.00 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: October 26, 2013)
543 books $0 fundraising

We've just begun! Help us launch our book drive with a donation today!


Thank you to all of the volunteers of the African Library Project for helping us make a difference in African childrens' lives! In particular, thank you to Monique for getting us involved with this project!

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