African Library Project

Botswana Library Development Project

09/11/2013 to 11/01/2013
Lake Charles LA

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, We are collecting books to furnish a library in Botswana, Africa. Our daughter Hollis Carter, a Peace Corps Volunteer serving in Botswana, is working hard with local leaders to develop a community initiated, 1000 book reading room and cultural center for their village. Our local school, Moss Bluff Middle, raised money to help with the building of the library.

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

Reading has always been a huge part of my life and the lives of my children. I want to give the children of Botswana the same opportunities our children had.

About our African Partners...

Peace Corps Botswana, Local Village Development Committee

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Baby board books
Children’s picture books
Children’s fiction and non-fiction through 4th grade reading level
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
Brain teasers, flash cards, educational games and puzzles

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

Collect all the books you can and call me. I will come and pick them up.

Here are some ways that you can help...

Give, Give, Give books.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Dana Carter
Phone: 337-532-5128

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $ fundraising
Results so far
(updated: Oct 20th)
890 books $ fundraising

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