African Library Project

Allendale Rotary Club African Library Project

09/01/2019 to 10/26/2019
Allendale MI

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 ...

This African Library Project is sponsored by the Allendale Rotary Club in Allendale, Michigan.

The Allendale Rotary Club objectives are to promote literacy, education, arts and invest in the improvement of the community.

Rotary is where neighbors, friends and problem solvers join leaders to take action and create lasting change.

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About our African Partners...

We will be starting a community library for Destiny Comprehensive Secondary school in Uganda.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We are collecting books at a preschool-8th grade reading level. Here are the types of books we need:

- Baby board books
- Children’s picture books
- Children’s fiction and non-fiction
- Early readers
- Teacher's resource books for school libraries
- Children’s dictionaries/picture dictionaries
- Juvenile literature
- Children’s fiction and non-fiction
- Encyclopedias less than 15 years old
- Accurate up-to-date atlases
- Thesauruses
- 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.
- 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
- National Geographic, less than 5 years old, especially with articles featuring Africa.
- Books about Africa or African-Americans
- Books about the following topics: Agriculture, Animal husbandry, Gardening, Health, Business, Current events, Ecology

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

Bring new and used children's and young adult books to any of these drop off points until October 26, 2019.

- Chemical Bank, Allendale
- Any Allendale Public School main office
- Doran Chiropractic
- Engine House No. 5 Museum

Contact us to find out more

Name: Lizzie Schab
Phone: 616-895-4178

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising

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