African Library Project

Uganda African Library Book Drive

03/17/2019 to 06/22/2019
Coatesville PA

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 ...

Mia, Sydney, and Olivia are doing a book drive to help the children in Uganda. This book drive will take place in Downingtown Pennsylvania. We are looking for book donations from preschool-4th grade!

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

Starting a library in Africa matters to us because we want to help those who do not have the means of being able to purchase books and create their own library. We feel that this book drive will increase our understanding of those children in Uganda who want to learn how to read and get a better education.

About our African Partners...

Our African Partner is in Uganda and they need asPrimary Library.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We are looking for books for ages pre-school to 4th grade reading level. These books include:
Baby Board Books
Children’s picture books
BIG books
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

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

This book drive starts March 17, 2019 and ends June 25, 2019. You can reach out to one of the contacts below to see where to drop off the books.

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

We are also raising funds for shipping the books. We have a gofund me page, but we also will accept money through checks and venmo!

Here are some ways that you can help...

You can help by donating books or money!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Olivia

Name: Sydney

Name: Mia

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising


Thank you in advance to everyone who donates and helps out in any way.

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