African Library Project

Jakub's African Library Project

03/01/2015 to 05/01/2015
Minneapolis MN

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 ...

Jakub is turning two! He loves playing outside (even in the cold!), dancing, art, trains/trucks/tractors and making people laugh. Whenever anyone comes over, he brings them one of his favorite books and settles in to listen to the story.

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

Because Jakub loves to share books with people, we decided to ask friends and family to help start a library for other kids instead of giving him birthday presents this year.

About our African Partners...

Merrydale Primary School is in South Africa, not that far from Cape Town.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Of the 1,000 gently used books, 2/3 should be preschool-4th grade books and 1/3 4th-8th grade books. We also want to include teacher resource materials such as math and reading games, guides on how to teach types of math, science experiments done with simple materials, lesson plans, informational posters for the classroom or library walls, worksheets, etc. for this school.

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

You can drop them off or I am happy to come pick them up. Just contact me and we can arrange something.

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

We need approximately $500 to ship the books we collect to South Africa. You can contribute through Paypal below or give me a check or cash. Please use the code SA2-13.

Here are some ways that you can help...

Please donate books or money to keep this book drive moving. You could also spread the word about the African Library Project and ask your friends and family for a donation. Maybe we can start two libraries!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Amy Hanson
Phone: 763-438-3909

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 3/6/2015)
100 books $100 fundraising

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