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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.


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!


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."


Some Book Drive Organizers Exceed All Expectations

By taking a road trip, thinking creatively, or establishing a club, some book drive organizers manage to exceed all expectations.


Inaugural World Literacy Summit

Chris Bradshaw attended the first "World Literacy Summit" in England last month.  Read about her observations on the summit, and ALP's place in the global fight against illiteracy.


After a Decade, the Damanko Library Lives

After ten years without a single book, the Damanko School library will finally be filled with books and readers thanks to Peace Corps volunteer Kristi Moses, communities in Africa and the USA, and ALP.


Call to Action:  Read a Book, Give a Book

ALP is pleased to announce our partnership with the We Give Books campaign.  NOW you can read a free book online, and donate a free paper book to Africa!  Find out how ...