African Library Project

Ava + Oliver's African Library Book Drive

07/20/2014 to 12/10/2014
Enumclaw WA

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 ...

We are brother and sister. Ava is 9 years old and Oliver is 6 years old. Together we have two younger siblings. We are also a foster family and open our home to children in need of a family. We love books and enjoy reading together all the time!

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

We love books and believe that all children should have the opportunity to experience the joy of reading!

About our African Partners...

St Gabriel Primary School in Bostwana, Africa

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We will be collecting books for a primary library in Botswana, Africa (preschool through 4th grade reading level).

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

We can pick up your new or gently used books anytime.

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

We will also be collecting money to cover the shipping costs. If you would like to contribute to the shipping costs please send checks to Ava + Oliver Talmadge at 304 Bangert Place, Enumclaw, WA 98022.

Here are some ways that you can help...

We are currently collecting books and money. If you would like to help by placing a book donation box at your workplace or business we would love to talk with you!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Ava + Oliver

Progress Report

Our Goal 1,000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 11/18/14)
1000 books $250 fundraising


Thank you for helping us collect enough book to start a library in Africa. All children should have access to books. Your book donations will help improve literacy, education and self-empowerment.

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