African Library Project

Weaver, Brooks & Dugger Families - Library for Lesotho

04/20/2013 to 07/04/2013
Fredericksburg VA

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 ...

Elementary-aged cousins are working with their parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents, extended family and lots of friends to collect for a primary school library in Lesotho. We are collecting in Fredericksburg, VA, Watkinsville/Athens, GA, Tallahassee, FL, and more.

About our African Partners...

We don't know our African partner yet, but we know we are collecting for a primary school library in Lesotho.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Books at preschool to 4th grade reading level
* 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

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

Watkinsville/Athens, GA: Saturday April 20 - Saturday May 4, 2013
Please drop off books into the large clear box on the front porch of 1170 Windy Creek Drive in Watkinsville, GA.

Fredericksburg, VA:
Mrs. Hudson's class at Lee Hill Elementary; Friday May 24 - Wednesday June 5

Dahlgren, VA
BCI (box in the lobby): Tuesday May 21 - Friday June 7

Tallahassee, FL:
Sunday April 21 - Sunday May 12, 2013
Deer Lake United Methodist Church; 8013 Deer Lake Rd, Tallahassee, FL
Drop boxes are available in the education building as well as the narthex.
Additional dates and locations TBD

Here are some ways that you can help...

Please help by donating used children's books. You could also collect books from your own family and friends to donate!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Melissa Weaver, Fredericksburg, VA
Email: mdugger21[at]
Phone: not specified

Name: Kelly Brooks, Watkinsville, GA
Email: keldugger[at]
Phone: not specified

Name: Ric Dugger, Tallahassee, FL
Email: duggerric[at]
Phone: not specified

Progress Report

Our Goal 1111 books $600 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: )
900 books $200 fundraising


Thanks to the BCI employees who are making a "jeans day" contribution towards shipping the books - Friday May 24th and Friday May 31st.

Thanks to the Watkinsville-area Scout Troops that are helping collect books!

Thanks to Michelle Factor and the children of Deer Lake UMC for taking this on as a children's mission project!

Thanks to Mrs. Hudson for allowing collection in her 2nd grade class in Fredericksburg, VA, Friday May 24 - Wednesday June 5!

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