African Library Project

Kyra's Bat Mitzvah African Library Project

11/01/2014 to 03/07/2015
Ardsley NY

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 ...

My name is Kyra and as many of you know, I'm extremely passionate about books and reading. In honor of my upcoming Bat Mitzvah, I wanted to choose a project that was meaningful to me and promoted literacy.

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

Books and reading have always been an important part of my life. From my first picture books at pre-school, to the books that have touched me and the teachers that have inspired me, experiencing the world through books is a joy I want others around the world to experience. What I take for granted though is the ease for which I can obtain access to countless books on any subject. Access to books is extremely difficult in Africa. I want to start a library in Africa to provide for others what is easily available to me.

About our African Partners...

I am collecting for a community library in Ghana, Africa. Ghana is located on the western coast of Africa and is home to approximately 25 million people. Did you know Ghana is the 2nd largest exporter of cocoa? My love of books and chocolate make this a natural partnership!

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Gently-used books for pre-school through 8th grade reading levels.

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

If you have books to donate, I'll be happy to come pick them up. Contact me or my parents and I'll take care of the rest. I will also be accepting donations at my Bat Mitzvah.

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

In addition to collecting the books, another important part of this drive is to raise a minimum of $500 to cover the cost of shipping our library to the African Library Project warehouse and then on to Ghana. Donations are only accepted by check and made out to me and then I will write one large check to the African Library Project when I ship the books. If you are able to donate, please feel free to donate any amount you want. Thank you. Checks can be mailed to:
Kyra Gruenberger
191 Forest Blvd.
Ardsley, NY 10502

I'll be posting updates here so you can track my progress to the goal.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Kyra

Name: Brenda Gruenberger
Phone: 914-426-2975

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising


Thanks in advance to all for your support and encouragement. Let's do this!

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