African Library Project

Books for Botswana: Help us improve childhood literacy by donating books to start a primary school library in rural Africa!

11/04/2017 to 03/01/2018
Boise ID

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 ...

We are a family who enjoys daily the richness of life that accompanies a culture built around books and literacy. We recognize the great advantage children attain when they are surrounded by early literacy efforts, opportunities, and resources. We are thrilled to be able to facilitate the book donations which will allow a library to be built in a school in rural Botswana!

About our African Partners...

Want to learn more about our African Partner and the literary resource needs of children in Botswana? You can read about it all here:

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We are collecting gently used (or new) books at a preschool-4th grade reading level.

Please see the following link for types of books needed (primary school age) and a list of what CANNOT be donated:

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

We will be collecting new or used books (in good condition) through March 1st, 2018. If you are in the Boise, Idaho area (or will be coming through at some point) you may contact Valerie. She will be happy to pick up your book donations.

If you are not local but would like to donate, you can ship books to us using media mail (a much cheaper shipping option), or order books online via our Amazon wish list:

Contact us to find out more

Name: Valerie

Progress Report

Our Goal 1,000 books $$500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 11/23/17)
826 books $0 fundraising

Want to contribute but aren't local? Check out our Amazon wish list where you can purchase books that directly fit the criteria for what can be donated!
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