African Library Project

Happy Books for Sierra Leone

05/20/2015 to 08/15/2015
Pasadena 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 ...

Hello! Our names are Megan and Quinn. We are in fifth grade and LOVE to read! We have set up a book drive, Happy Books for Sierra Leone, in Pasadena, California.

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

We have both grown up having many books available to us. We love books because of this, and can't imagine not having access to books. When we learned about children not being able to read books in Africa because there were none available, we wanted to make a difference for others. We hope that because of our work, others will be able to enjoy books like we do.

About our African Partners...

We will be sending our books to the Government SSS Kingtom School in Sierra Leone. We are the only book drive to be helping them, and we are thrilled to be their partner. The Government SSS Kingtom School is a secondary senior school. They have requested books on English,Science, History, Economics, Business, Maths, etc. as well as teaching resources.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

- gently used paperback books for second to eighth graders
-2/3 of the books need to be for preschool to fourth grade
- educational games and puzzles are also greatly appreciated
- gently used high school textbooks

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

Please contact us if you have a donation. Locations for drop off site will be determined in the near future.

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

We are in need about $500 for the shipping cost. Any amount helps! Please contact us via email and we will provide detailed instruction.

Here are some ways that you can help...

- donate money
- donate books
- letting others know!!!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Megan

Name: Quinn

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: August 8)
1,031 books $570 fundraising

Even the smallest amount can make a difference! I found a one dollar bill in my donation box. It was not a lot but it still made a difference. Don't think your part is too small! Donate!

Let everyone shine with books! We have been working hard and it has shown! We are proud of our progress and we would like to shout out a big THANKS to everyone who has donated.


Thanks to everyone who donated books! We went from 19 books to 138 books in two days! Thank you to the High Point Academy Library for donating approximately 500 books!

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