African Library Project

The Second Taylor African Library Project

01/02/2016 to 04/15/2016
Bristow VA

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 the Taylor family. We live in Virginia and we LOVE to read. We had such fun starting a library last year, we've decided to do a second library project this year.

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

Collecting children books reminds us and those who helped us of the great love we all have for reading and the wonderful adventures we've gone on through the pages of books. We want children around the world to have their own reading adventures.

About our African Partners...

Our second book drive will be for the Wisdom Preparatory school in Kumasi, Ghana

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We are seeking 1000 books targeted at the pre-school through 8th grade reading level. If you have other books, we're happy to take them because we can exchange them for children's books at a local used book store. We can even exchange music CDs and DVDs.

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

Please contact me at to arrange for pick up or drop off of your books.

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

If you don't have any books to donate, you can also be part of our project with a cash contribution. We need to raise $500 for shipping of the books. You can donate at or you can donate with this PayPal link:

Here are some ways that you can help...

There are so many ways you can be part of our project. Donate books, donate funds for shipping or boxes and packing tape. If you're local, we'll need help sorting and packing the books in the spring. Or just help spread the word to others who may be able to help. We'd also like to include pictures and letters from everyone who is a part of this!

Cash contributions to help pay for shipping can be made at:

Contact us to find out more

Name: Tina Taylor

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 1/5/2016)
150 books $0 fundraising

Even though we just started, two very good friends have already provided us with several boxes of books!


Thank you to those who are already helping to make this library a reality:
- Karen Neely
- Eric and Michele Schaner

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