African Library Project

Library in Lethoto

02/23/2016 to 05/15/2016
Berkeley CA

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 ...

This is the first book drive sponsored by Washington Elementary school. Mr. Watson who is the organizer of this book drive seeded a library in Sierra Leone in 2014 and another one in Malawai in 2015 with his classroom families.

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

We want to share our riches with those in need. Everyone should have access to books and the opportunity to learn to read.

About our African Partners...

We are seeding a Community Library in Lethoto, Africa. More details to come.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We are collecting 1000 new or gently used books: pre-school to eighth grade with a focus on K thru 3. (hardcover or paperback)

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

On a school day, drop books at Bungalow 3, Washington School... 2300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

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

We need to raise $500 to cover the cost of mailing our books to ALP and shipping them to Africa. While we haven't begun our fundraising effort, we are open for suggestions and advice.

Here are some ways that you can help...

Collect books from family, friends, neighbors, library sales, or discards.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Ted Watson evenings
Phone: 510-517-1864

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $0 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 04/27/2016)
863 books $0 fundraising

We got 52 books from Jewish Coalition for Literacy and 748 books from a Wanshington parents and their communities!

Wow! Thanks a lot to our wonderful Washington community! 140 more to go!


Thanks for Jewish Coalition for Literacy donating books!

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