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The Joy of Doing Book Drives

The first time she stepped into a library, Joy Njuguna had no idea what it was.  Now she is happy to be spreading literacy, one book at a time.


ALP Book Inspires Students' Community Activism

A thank-you note from Swazi teacher-librarian Doreen Magagula to her book drive organizer in California makes it clear how much change a book can start.


2011 Compassion in Action Awards

In 2011 we honored two Swazi women with our highest tribute, the ALP Compassion in Action Award.  Thanks to their leadership, ALP has started 137 libraries in Swaziland during the past four years.

packing_thumbA Recipe to Change the World ...

1,000 books + $500 = 1 African Library!

ernest1_thumbGhana's First 31

How do you start over 30 libraries, all at once?  Just send a container with 497 boxes of books from 29 different US book drives to a wonderful local partner.

adoore_thumbSwarthmore Students Open the Door to Literacy

Excerpts from an interview with David Opoku, a Swarthmore College student from Ghana, who co-led a successful ALP book drive in Spring 2011 for Tonoso High School in Ghana.

principles_thumbOur Guiding Principles

Partnership, Community Involvement, Volunteerism, Efficiency, Sustainability, Cultural Fit, Learning for All, Environmental Impact ...

summit_marcher_thumbAfrican Partners Summit:  Inspiring!

The third ALP African Partners Summit was held this November 1-3 in Swaziland, and was a huge success!

chris_thumbDear Friends ... 

Our founder, Chris Bradshaw, reflects on 2011 -- 6 years, 701 libraries, over 25,000 American supporters, 139 libraries started this year, and a fabulous Partners Summit in Swaziland.

thumb_africanLibraryProjectSquareLogoNewsletter 2011 (.pdf)

Our 2011 year in review: 139 new libraries (701 total), a third African Partners Summit, two Swazi Compassion in Action Award winners, a new partner in Ghana -- read all about it!  pdf view 2011 newsletter