African Library Project

Madeleine & Elise's Book Drive For Sierra Leone Primary Library

07/01/2019 to 09/15/2019
Midlothian VA

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 ...

Elise and Madeleine are 3rd grade twin sisters who love to read. Madeleine's favorite books to read are the Harry Potter series. Elise's favorite books to read are Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

Our website link:

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

We love to read and can't imagine not having a library to choose books from.

About our African Partners...

Our books will be used to create a primary school library in Sierra Leone. The following link contains a video about how the African Library Project works in Sierra Leone:

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Baby Board Books
Children’s picture books
BIG books
Children’s fiction and non-fiction
Early readers
Teacher's resource books for school libraries
Textbooks in math, English, geography, health, and science at appropriate level (kindergarten to 5th grade).
Books with universal themes (friendships, animals, love)
Children's books teaching life skills about health, hygiene, adolescence and careers
Accurate up-to-date atlases
Educational children's science and literary magazines in good condition
Books about Africa or African-Americans

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

We will pickup your books from your home or you can drop them at ours. We have a collection box on our front porch. All books must be received by September 20th.

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

In order to raise the necessary $500, we are asking for donations as well as holding a lemonade stand this summer.

Here are some ways that you can help...

1) Donate books!
2) Support our lemonade stands - Date: TBD
3) You can make a donation through our Go Fund Me page at:

Contact us to find out more

Name: Michele Weeks
Phone: 8043370937

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 9/17/2019)
522 books $550 fundraising


Thanks to everyone helping us reach our goals!

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