African Library Project

Spencer's Book Drive for Chikomwe Primary School in Malawi!

04/29/2013 to 05/31/2013
New York City NY

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 ...

Hi, My name is Spencer Bernstein.
I decided to do a book drive for my Bar Mitzvah project. It is a project you do when you get your Bar Mitzvah. It is something you do to help people. I am going to be 13 soon and I thought this is a amazing organization and project to do that will help a lot of people. That is why I want to do this because many people will get to benefit from this book drive.

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

I want to start a library in Africa for many reasons. I always thought reading was something you normally learn and have the chance to do. When I found this organization and I learned that many people can't or don't have the chance to read I was shocked. I couldn't believe that people did not have books to read from. From then on I knew I wanted to do this because I don't want to let anyone not have the chance to read. I also knew that from doing this amazing project it would not just help 1 or 2 people, it would help a whole school and a school usually has much more children. I do think it is very important to know how to read because I could not imagine me going to school without reading books. I think by doing this it will help others because reading is a fun and good way to learn new things or to just let you enjoy reading the book and how it is interesting.

About our African Partners...

Our African Partner is the Chikomwe Primary School in Malawi! It is located in the village of Mayaka in the Zomba District of southern Malawi.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

The books Chikomwe Primary School needs are:
Gently Used Pre K to 8th Grade Books but mostly Pre K to 4th Grade Books.

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

To contribute books you can send them to our home.
You can email us for the address to send them too.
The email is

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

You can participate in donating money by sending money or checks.
You can email us for the address to ship them too.

Here are some ways that you can help...

Some simple ways to help our book drive are:
1. By sending books to help get to 1000 or
2. Sending checks to us to help cover shipping costs.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Lauren Bernstein
Phone: 917-859-7453

Name: Spencer Bernstein

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 5/26/13)
1300 books $500 fundraising



Rosetta Demenna
Martha Hurley
Shali Sterry
The King Family
Salwa Khairule
Tony Stabile
Theresa Tropiano
The Sanchez-Kremnitzer Family
George Concepcione
The Grether Family
The McMullen Family
The Cohen Family
Sammie and Robbie Edelstein
Meryl Weiss

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