African Library Project

Lesotho, Africa Community Book Drive

03/05/2018 to 04/27/2018
Brookfield IL

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 ...

The African Library Project is dedicated to helping build libraries in African countries where they are needed.

My name is Darren Erwin and I am working towards putting a team together to have the help needed in order to host a successful book drive.

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

As a current high school student, I am well aware of how much books can help students grow. My love for books led me to want to help the African Library Project (ALP) build a library in an African country who needs it. I am proud to say that I was assigned to collect books for a community library in Lesotho, Africa.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

- Easy readers
- First through Eighth grade level
- Young adult (teen) level
- Adult level

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

The easiest way to donate books is to drop them off at the Brookfield Public Library. There is a box right inside the first set of doors to put books in.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Darren Erwin
Phone: 630-299-6741

Progress Report

Our Goal 2,000 books $1,000 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: March 17th)
183 books $0 fundraising


A big thanks goes to the Brookfield Public Library and Lyons Township High School for allowing us to set up book drops.

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