African Library Project

Dove Metz Ghana Library

09/20/2017 to 01/01/2018
west hills CA

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.

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

This is my bar mitzvah project. I really like reading,and I want other people to love it as well. It shocks me that some people don't have access to books. I want to give my love of books to them.

About our African Partners...

The books are going to be donated to a library in Ghana and we are collecting primary-jhs books (preschool - 6th grade reading level).

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Some Suggestions include:
Baby board books
Children’s picture books
Children’s fiction and non-fiction
Early readers
BIG books
Teacher's resource books for school libraries
Children’s dictionaries/picture dictionaries
Encyclopedias less than 15 years old
Children’s encyclopedias/picture encyclopedias
Children’s thesauruses
Paperback textbooks in math, English, geography, health, and science at appropriate level (kindergarten to 6th grade). Send no more than two copies of any texbook; these will be used for teacher resources.
Books with universal themes (friendships, animals, love)
Children's books teaching life skills about health, hygiene, adolescence and careers
Accurate up-to-date atlases
Books about Africa or African-Americans
Educational children's science and literary magazines in good condition
Brain teasers, flash cards, educational games and puzzles

Some examples include:
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

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

please email me with questions. The book drive will end april 20, 2018.

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

donations in any amount will help pay for shipping costs.
You can donate directly to African Library Project via the link below:
It is important to use the book drive code G8-06

Here are some ways that you can help...

I will be collecting books. You can drop these off or I will pick them up. Also You can donate money to help send books over to Africa. You can donate on the website link above, or contact us so you can write a check. Thank you again.
Stay tuned to here about other fundraising ideas.
thank you

Contact us to find out more

Name: Dove Metz
Phone: 8186208357

Name: Julie Jacobs
Phone: 8183845378

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising


thank you for donating it means a lot to me

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