African Library Project

Westmont High School Creative Writing Club African Library Project Book Drive

02/09/2014 to 05/17/2014
Campbell CA

The African Library Project brings gently used books to an African community that has lots of eager readers but very few books. Please help by collecting and delivering gently used books or by raising money to help pay for shipping to Africa. It only takes 1000 books and $500 to start a single library (and a little elbow grease!)

This book drive is organized by ...

We are a club composed of 10-15 creative individuals who seem to have an unhealthy infatuation with the written word, so much so that we like to craft our own stories and poems

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

We are a club who loves to read as much as we love to write. We cannot imagine growing up without the written word filling our minds with stories and knowledge; reading has made us who we are. Through this book drive, we want to give children in Malawi the opportunity to experience the wonders contained within the pages of many, many books and hopefully make an impact on the world by having an opportunity to commit their own words to paper.

About our African Partners...

Malawi - will update later

Please contribute these kinds of books...

For a library at a secondary school that is open to the community: Books at the US pre-school to 8th grade reading level.
Fiction and non-fiction.
Dictionaries/thesauruses
Encyclopedias less than 15 years old
Paperback textbooks in math, English, geography, health, and science at appropriate level (6 to 12th grade)--just one copy of each for reference
Books with universal themes (friendships, animals, love)
Children/teen 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...

We hope to collect 350 books a month. To donate, please drop off your books in the bin at the front office of Westmont High School 4805 Westmont Avenue Campbell, CA 95008 or if you are a Westmont student, at the following classrooms: (will be updated)

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

We have a few ideas that are not yet concrete:
-Bake Sale
-Restaurant Fundraisers
-Bowlathon
-Donations

If you want to participate, we will be putting up specifics as we plan different fundraisers. If you want to help, let us know of any fundraising ideas you have or volunteer your time.

Donations:

-Write checks to Westmont High School

For more information contact:
Sofia Braunstein - cell phone (408) 429-9333
Becky Hill - cell phone (408) 963-9966

Here are some ways that you can help...

-Donate books
-Donate money
-Spread the word

Contact us to find out more

Name: Sofia Braunstein, Co-President
Email: sofiapbraunstein@gmail.com
Phone: (408) 429-9333

Name: Becky Hill Co-President
Email: beckaboo.hill@gmail.com
Phone: (408) 963-9966

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising

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About the African Library Project

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