African Library Project

Lizzie's Library Project

08/15/2014 to 02/15/2015
Scarborough ME

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!)

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

I love books and it's really important to me that kids in other parts of the world have the opportunity to read.

About our African Partners...

A primary school in Swaziland--more details TBA.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Books at U.S. pre-school to 4th grade reading level.

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

You can contact me at echobbs5@gmail.com at anytime up to February 15, 2015 if you are interested in contributing to the book drive!

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

Some of the books that have been donated thus far are not appropriate to send because they contain topics such as religion, American history, or certain types of technology. However, these books will still be put to use! Later this year the books will be traded at local stores, or sold in a small book sale, and all of the proceeds that come from this will go towards our shipping costs!

Here are some ways that you can help...

One of the easiest- and most important- ways you can help is by spreading the word as much as you possibly can, so that EVERYONE has an opportunity to contribute to this project! You can also contact me at echobbs5@gmail.com or through the project's Facebook page :https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lizzies-Library-Project/1519002308330572

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $600 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 8/27/14)
261 books $120 fundraising

So far we've received 261 books that we can put in the library, several dozen that we can't that will be put towards the book sale, and we have several donations being sorted currently!

WE ARE A QUARTER OF THE WAY DONE WITH THE BOOK DRIVE PORTION OF THE PROJECT AND 20% DONE WITH THE FUNDRAISER!! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS HELPED COLLECT THUS FAR!

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About the African Library Project

Learn more about the African Library Project at http://www.africanlibraryproject.org.
You can 'like' us at http://facebook.com/africanlibraryproject - get updates, inspiration and more!