African Library Project

Randall K. Cooper High School Project Montag Book Drive

03/18/2019 to 04/19/2019
Union KY

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 ...

Project Montag here at Randall K. Cooper High School in Union, Kentucky is a student-founded and led volunteer project devoted to making a difference in other students' lives one book at a time.

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

We believe that education is a right, not a privilege. Inspired by the Ray Bradbury novel "Fahrenheit 451," we wanted to share a lesson with our community about the impact that books can have. Many of us here take education for granted, but not in Malawi, and as a result, we want to empower young minds to become the shakers and movers of their developing nations.

About our African Partners...

We are donating books to Kabwazi Secondary School, one of the neediest schools in Malawi. They are thrilled to start a library to support their community.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Our goal is to collect 1000 books to be shipped to Malawi. We request books at U.S. 4th to 8th grade reading level including:
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

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

At Randall K. Cooper High School we will have book drop-off sites in the Library and in English classrooms. If you are donating from outside the school, please drop them in the front office.

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

We need to raise at least $500 in order to ship the books to Africa. About $250 is used to ship the books to our partner New Orleans, and the other $250 is used to secure a spot in a shipping container to Africa. Please donate money on our collection sites or online through the ALP website with our shipping code: M11-23

Here are some ways that you can help...

We simply ask you to donate books that you have enjoyed as a child or maybe have enjoyed with your child. We also request a donation of 25 cents per book.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Caleb He
Phone: (859) 878-5655

Name: Victoria Yeomanson
Phone: (859) 384-5040

Name: Michelle David
Phone: (859) 384-5040

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 5/5/19)
1284 books $430 fundraising

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