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"Madam, Ke Kopa Libuka Ea Dora"

Zoe Schroeder, Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho, describes the ALP library at Mopeli Primary School, where she teaches English.

thumb_africanLibraryProjectSquareLogoNewsletter 2013 (.pdf)

Our 2013 year in review: 259 new/improved African libraries (1,165 total), reflections on the 4th ("and best ever") African Partner's Summit, notes from Sierra Leone and more!   pdf button View 2013 Newsletter

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Did You Know?

Who started 19 libraries this year?  Who started 47??  Who became the first San Bushman to graduate from high school in Botswana ... ever?

Alec and Olivia Vercruysse

Yes! We Went to Africa Too!

Twins Alec and Olivia Vercruysse, who have with their family completed 14 book drives, attended the African Partner's Summit in Malawi.  Here are their reflections.

Veronica's Dream

Veronica's Dream

Book drive organizer extraodinaire Michael Gottfried met Veronica during the Partner's Summit, shared her dream, and was inspired... again.

Compassion in Action Awards

2013 Compassion in Action Awards

Two very special awards were granted at this year's African Partners Summit.  Read about the recipients and what they have accomplished.

Nonkululeko at the Summit

The Summit that Rocked

Get the low down on the spectacular 4th African Partners Summit.

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Sierra Leone's First 35

Chris Bradshaw tours 11 of Sierra Leone's first 35 ALP libraries.  It's been 40 years since her last trip, and during 10 of these, Sierra Leone saw a bitter civil war.  What will greet her?

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Dear Friends ...

Our founder, Chris Bradshaw, reflects on 2013, another record-breaking year for this all-volunteer, grassroots organization. 

Carol Younge

From Newbie to Pro:
Carol's Tips for Creating Libraries

A first-time Book Drive Organizer makes several fabulous discoveries.