Silicon Valley Library Project
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!)
Tips for Other Book Drive Organizers
Reach out to the local schools around your area! Having attended Catholic school, I reached out to a lot of the schools that I was familiar with. Especially at the end of the school year, a lot of schools are cleaning out their library and getting rid of duplicates or books that aren't read much. A lot of these include global history books which I think made great additions to our drive, especially because they featured stories and narratives of Africa. I think it was very important to try and include stories with African characters or narratives because the children who will be reading these books won't be able to relate to a lot of "American narratives" such as Thanksgiving stories or American history stories--a lot of which we ended up weeding out of our collection at the end.
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About the African Library Project
Learn more about the African Library Project at http://www.africanlibraryproject.org.
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