African Library Project

Ghana Primary School Book Drive (book drive code G9-31)

10/08/2018 to 12/31/2018
Portola Valley 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.

This book drive is organized by ...

My name is Adam. I am nine years old. I live in Portola Valley, CA. My neighbors who are in high school told me about The African Library Project because they have done book drives for them for years. The African Library Project gets groups and people like me to collect books and now they have sent over 2.5 million books to Africa and made over 2,500 libraries!

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

I want to start a library in Africa because children in Africa deserve books.

About our African Partners...

A primary school in Ghana, West Africa will receive the books.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We need books at U.S. pre-school to 4th grade reading level.

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

Please drop off books at the collection sites at our house and Ormondale and Corte Madera Schools. Or text my mom at 415-298-4816 to arrange a pick up.

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

Please donate using the link on this website for money to ship the books to Africa. Go to the "Pay Book Drive Shipping" link at the top of the page and use book drive code G9-31. Thank you!!!!!!

Here are some ways that you can help...

Please look around your house for old children's books and if you don't have any children's book then please donate money using the link above.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Linda
Phone: 415-298-4816

Progress Report

Our Goal 2,000 books $1,000 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 12/05/18)
1700 books $700 fundraising

Wow - I was able to collect 1,000 books very quickly... so the African Library Project gave us a second library in Ghana to fill so now we are making libraries for not one, but two schools! Thanks to everyone for being so generous!


I would like to thank my mom for her help and Dr. Deb Mosca of Los Altos Family Chiropractic for having a donation box in her office!

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