African Library Project


02/06/2017 to 05/11/2017
Austin TX

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 ...

It is a family affair and we are all located right here in the Lone Star State of Texas! We could not imagine a life without reading books and don't think anyone else should either.

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

Well, one of us in this Lone Star family served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Kingdom of Lesotho and worked with the African Library Project from 2010-2012. That would be "Amy Jo." Amy Jo just fell in love with the African Library Project and the work that they do and spread the word stateside to her family. At that point, the whole Carson family got involved. Since then, Amy Jo got hitched and now the husband (Drew Kahn) and his family have joined in, too! Hence, the Lone Star book drive series begins. WARNING: Building Libraries to promote reading and literacy is addictive!

About our African Partners...

#4 - Ve-Golokuati EP Basic Primary School, Ghana (G7-47) COMPLETE
#3 - Livulezi Community Day Secondary School - Malawi (M8-44) COMPLETE
#2 - Sebapala High School in the Kingdom of Lesotho. (LE9-01) COMPLETE
#1 - Nkwene Primary School in the Kingdom of Swaziland. (SW9-53) COMPLETE

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Ve-Golokuati EP Basic Primary School, Ghana is requesting 1000 gently used books, ages: preschool - 4th grade. (Soft back preferred, but not required)

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

If you are in the Austin, San Antonio, Dallas or Houston greater areas, I can coordinate pick up of the books you would like to donate. If you are outside of Texas, you would most likely have to mail the books to my home address.

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

If you would like to make a donation for the international shipping costs, please contact me and I will give you the methods for donating to my book drive specifically either by check or on-line.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Amy Jo Carson
Phone: 9177753088

Name: Drew Kahn
Phone: 9727628431

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $250 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 05/17/17)
1100 books $250.00 fundraising

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