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Meeting Around the Tree

Excerpts from the library application from Rokupr, a small fishing village in the northwest of Sierra Leone.

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Rebuilding Sierra Leone After Civil War

As eager communities wait, 35 new libraries make their way across the Atlantic.  What is life like now in Sierra Leone?

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Celebrating our 1000th Library

A literal wave of celebration broke out in the Sperreng Middle School auditorium as Chris Bradshaw told students that their book drive established African Library Project's 1000th library ...

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Read for the Future Library, Kukuo, Ghana

Kukuo is one of the alleged "witches camps" in Ghana where women ostracized for witchcraft find sanctuary. ALP's library there will make a future for children who, until now, have had no books ...

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Cause for Celebration ... Again and Again

Books4Cause, a for-profit social venture based in Skoie, IL, is about to ship their 20th ALP library (in just two years).  What's the secret to their success?

thumb_africanLibraryProjectSquareLogoNewsletter 2012 (.pdf)

Our 2012 year in review: 191 new libraries (890 total), news on a millionth book, stories of transformation, ALP publishes its first book and gains a new African partner -- read all about it!  pdf view 2012 newsletter


Our Newest Partner: Sierra Leone

We warmly welcome our newest African partner, the Reading Initiative Salone (RISE) Network of Sierra Leone.


ALP Writes a Book

ALP has written our first book, How to Set Up and Run a Small Library in Africa. Learn more about our first cooperatively written and produced best practices manual.

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Penn State Produces African Literacy Warrior

Michael Gottfried, a senior at Penn State, has made extraordinary contributions to the African Library Project. Inspired by his hard work, we created a new award to honor his service.

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Library Transforms Life of San Bushman

Ketelelo Moapare is a young member of the San, recently relocated to Botswana.  Ketelelo has used his local ALP library to dramatically improve his English and change his path.