African Library Project

Hattie's Bookdrive 2017! My Code Is SL5-06

05/08/2017 to 08/01/2017
Cleveland Heights OH

We are working with the African Library Project to provide books to eager readers in Africa who have very few books. Please help us by collecting and delivering gently used books or by raising money to help pay for shipping to Africa. It takes only 1000 books and $500 (plus a little elbow grease!) to start a single library and make a huge difference in children’s lives.

This book drive is organized by ...

My name is Hattie Nichols and this is my 2nd African library project. My 1st project was with my ELA teacher in 2nd grade, Mrs.Mahoney. I am now going into 7th grade and wanted to do this again.

We want to start a library in Africa because...

I want to make a library in Africa (Sierra Leone) because I did my first one in Sierra Leone and loved the experience.

About our African Partners...

I am doing a library in Sierra Leone and will be collecting books for all ages.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

For a community library Books at U.S. pre-school to 8th-grade reading level.

Here's how you can contribute your books...

I will be collecting books from May 2017 through the end of June 2017. If you have book donations please email me at

We need to raise funds for shipping the books...

I would like to raise the money by emailing friends and through our friends. If you would like to mail me a check or donate some other way please email me at

Here are some ways that you can help...

You can help by donating books or money to help make a library in Africa! To donate for the shipping container click the donate button at the top and choose book drive shipping donation. Then enter the code SL5-06 and put my name in the comment box. If you want to help pay for the books to go from Cleveland to New Orleans then give cash check or pay pal. If you need that info then email me.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Hattie

Name: Shari

Progress Report

Our Goal 1,000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: May 12, 2017)
26 books $125 fundraising

We aren't sure if we will need more than $500 so we will keep you posted! If you are donating on the website then please only get it to $250-$300.

Dreams and dedication are a powerful combination -William Longgood


My mom, dad, and everyone who helps us by donating.

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