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Dare to Do a Book Drive

Children at eight California schools gathered enough books and money to build 17 libraries in Ghana. 

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Our 2014 year in review, highlights and fun facts, ALP in Sierra Leone, our "amazing model", see who does book drives and why they matter, plus fun stats and figures and lots of pictures!  

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2014 Fun Facts

Who was featured in our top Facebook post?  Who inspired others by presenting ALP in a TEDX talk?  What are ALP's current priorities?

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Our Amazing Model

How does an all-volunteer organization in the US help start 250+ libraries a year in Africa?  "It's the model."


...Because It Matters

The results of the book drives are incredible.  Hear from a few of the countries that have received books from our amazing book drive organizers this year and experience the impact for yourself!

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We Do Book Drives

Who does book drives?  What motivates them?  A retiree, a teacher, a mom, a company and a returned Peace Corps volunteer share what moves them to action.

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ALP in Sierra Leone

The future of Sierra Leone hinges on education that gives children the opportunity to learn, explore and succeed, but as Dr. Bidemi Carroll describes, this effort has been impacted by Ebola.

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Our founder, Chris Bradshaw, reflects on 2014 -- 250 libraries this year, first 30 libraries to South Africa, and 1,292 downloads of our library manual by eager activists worldwide.

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In only two years, Trish Lindsey, a retiree who lives in Chico, California has collected over 12,000 books and has raised the funds to ship them.  Learn about her and the other award winners who inspire us... 

From a Swazi Library to a Swazi Leader

Mzwakithi Shongwe grew up in Siteki, a village of about 6,000 people on the Swaziland border, and is now studying International Policy and Economics at Middlebury College in Vermont.  Read about his journey ...