African Library Project

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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.

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Little Bunny Book Drive

Amelia "Bunny" is four years old and loves books.  Here are a few of Amelia's tips on how to do a great book drive!

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Fostering Independence with Books

Nonkululeko means independence.  "I believe I am living my name," says Nonkululeko Mdluli.  "We are all capable, but we need to acquire knowledge through reading to be independent."