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Five Years of Fabulous Fundraisers!
How do you raise $500 to ship a small library worth of books to Africa? During our first five years, ALP book drive organizers have concocted all kinds of ways to raise cash for literacy.
"We Can't Wait to Get Books!"
Students and teachers at Moyeni High School in Lesotho wait for their library with great excitement.
2010 Compassion in Action Award Winners
Three inspiring book drive organizers accepted the African Library Project’s gratitude and our 2010 Compassion in Action Award at our fall fundraiser.
US Teenager on Shortlist for International Children's Peace Prize
The first-ever American finalist, 15-year-old Tatiana Grossman of Palo Alto, California, is being recognized for helping to start 18 libraries serving 25,000 people in 78 schools and villages in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Magic of Harambee!
This year on 9/11, the African Library Project held its first fancy fundraiser and celebration, called "Harambee!" The word Harambee means "let’s pull together" in Swahili, and that's exactly what we did!
Newsletter 2009 (.pdf)
Our last printed newsletter celebrated an outstanding year for the African Library Project.
ALP Sponsors the Baobab Prize for African Literature.
While many children may be familiar with the tales of King Arthur or the adventures of Harry Potter, not many of them could tell you a tale set in Africa. The Baobab prize hopes to change that!
Salem Symphony collects over 50,000 books.
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Winston Salem Symphony Orchestra mobilized the entire community to create 48 beautiful libraries in Botswana. Now THAT is music to our ears!
After the Books Arrive ... the Work Begins!
Seven Big Challenges to Creating Sustainable Libraries
In the US, our book drive organizers do a great job of collecting books and getting them to Africa. But… then what happens?
You're Never Too Old (or Young) to Organize a Book Drive!
Book drive organizers Serena Kapoor and Marilyn Walters are both passionate about books and community service. But there is one big difference ...