African Library Project

GS Silver Award African Library Project

05/01/2017 to 08/15/2017
Frisco TX

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 ...

Hello! Our names are Kelsey, Lexi, and Sarah. We are Girl Scouts in Frisco, Texas and we are working toward our GS Silver Award. We have chosen the African Library Project because we feel passionate about helping improve the lives and education of those in need.

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

We know that education is important and we would like to help those who are less fortunate by building a library that will help increase literacy. We believe that all children deserve a chance to learn, and improve their lives. We believe that providing books to build a library for school children will give them the opportunity to grow in their education and empower them to follow their dreams.

About our African Partners...

We are building a library for Every Nation Academy, a Junior Secondary School in Yambama Village, Lugbu Chiefdom, Bo District in Sierra Leone. Yambama village is a small community of about five thousand people. The major occupation is farming with a small number in mining.This library is being built in a room within the school. It will be used by teachers and students.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We are building a Junior High School/Secondary library. Please donate the following kinds of books:

Juvenile literature
Children’s fiction and non-fiction
Teacher's resource books for school libraries
Encyclopedias less than 15 years old
Accurate up-to-date atlases
Math books from 6th grade up, including algebra, geometry, and pre-calculus, English books (focusing on grammar or comprehension), geography books, health books, science books including general science, biology, chemistry, and physics at appropriate level. Send no more than two copies of any textbook, these will be used as a teacher resource.
Life skills books about health, hygiene, adolescence, careers, etc.
Books with universal themes (friendships, animals, love)
Books like Chicken Soup for the Soul (inspiring stories with life skills lessons)
Books about Africa or African-Americans
Educational kids science and literary magazines in good condition
Brain teasers, flash cards, educational games and puzzles

Book Examples by Reading Level:

4th grade titles:
Horrible Harry by Susan Kline
Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park
Magic Treehouse series (4th grade and below) by Mary Pope Osborne
Because of Winn-Dixie and Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

6th grade titles:
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

7th/8th grade titles:
Lord of the Rings series/The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Books by Jerry Spinelli
The Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner
Maximum Ride series by James Patterson

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

We will be collecting books 5/1/2017 - 8/15/2017. Please send an email to to make arrangements for pick up.

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

In addition to book donations, we need to raise $500 for shipping costs. We have already raised $343 from our Girl Scout cookie sales. Please consider donating money to help pay for shipping costs. Please click on the DONATE link above, choose 'Book Drive Shipping Donation', Type in the amount you wish to donate. IMPORTANT: Make sure you reference our book drive code of SL5-10.
Thank you so much!

Here are some ways that you can help...

If you would like to help but don't have books to donate, please consider making a monetary donation that would enable us to purchase books.

You can also share our information with your friends and family.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Angie Dreskin

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 7/19/2017)
765 books $343 fundraising


Thank you to Sandy W, Tina K, Beth W, Margret W, Mecca R, Monika J, and Kelly K for donating books.

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