African Library Project

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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

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Our Newest Partner: Sierra Leone

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

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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.

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1,000,000 Books ... and Counting!

This month we prepare our 1,000,000th book for shipment.  All accomplished by you!

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Dear Friends ...

Our founder, Chris Bradshaw, reflects on 2012 -- 191 new libraries, presence at the World Literacy Summit, Harambee 2012, our own best practices manual, a new African partner, and ...

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Maiden Voyage: ALP Down Under

Thanks to an overwhelming interest in ALP's mission and impact, we are thrilled to announce our new, first-ever pilot chapter: Australians for ALP! And we need your help to make it a success.

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What ALP Means to Botswana

Trace the impact of 5 years of ALP work in Botswana:  from a handful to 242 libraries at primary schools, 125,000 children with access to good books, inspired parents and teachers:  ignition of literacy.