African Library Project

Love for Lesotho: Books for a Better Future

07/01/2014 to 12/14/2014
Roselle IL

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 ...

Hi everyone! Our names are Jessica and Gina, and we have been close friends since 8th grade. We are both passionate readers and believe that every individual deserves to have access to books. We are also determined in making a change in the literacy rate in Africa and look forward to the journey ahead of us!

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

We wish to start a library in Africa, because reading has always been a comfort and escape zone for us. In addition, we desire to improve the literacy rate in Africa. We believe every person deserves the opportunity to read throughout their life. Most importantly, we want individuals to experience the imaginative and magical aspect of falling in love with a book through its unique characters, events, and plot lines.

About our African Partners...

We are collecting books for a school in Lesotho. More specific information will be posted soon.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We are collecting books to start a Secondary School Library, which primarily consists of books in the 4-8th grade reading range. Some of these include:

- Juvenile literature
- Children’s fiction and non-fiction
- Teacher's resource books for school libraries
- Dictionaries
- Encyclopedias less than 15 years old
- Accurate up-to-date atlases
- Thesauruses
- 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...

If you wish to donate books, please email one of us at the email address listed below, and we can provide you with further shipping information.

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

In addition to collecting 1,000 books, we also need to raise $500 to cover the shipping costs of the books to Lesotho. If you wish to make a donation, please email one of us.

Here are some ways that you can help...

Please spread the word regarding this book drive to your friends and family. We are thankful for all book and monetary donations!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Jessica H.

Name: Gina V.

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising

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