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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.

Michael Gottfried

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.

Ketelelo Moapare

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.

Pile of Books

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

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

Chris Bradshaw

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 ...

Australian Child

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.

Botswana Reader

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.