African Library Project

Olivia's Book Drive

05/19/2014 to 11/10/2014
Plano TX

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 ...

I'm Olivia and I really enjoy reading books, and I believe it is necessary for everyday life. I think kids in Africa who want to read and follow their dreams should, so I have started a book drive! I'm 12 years old and I am doing the African Library Project for my mitzvah project!

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

I love books and I believe that everybody should have the opportunity to be literate.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We are collecting books at a 4th - 8th grade reading level
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. We'll be sending 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...

Olivia Bock
6741 Misty Hollow Drive
Plano, Texas 75024

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

Donations for shipping can be made to Robin Bock.

Here are some ways that you can help...

When donating books, add 50 cents to help fundraise, too!

Progress Report

Our Goal 500 books $200 fundraising


Thank you to everyone that is helping in this effort!

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