African Library Project

Lucy's Lesotho Community Library

07/11/2015 to 09/15/2015
New York 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 ...

HI! I'm Lucy de Lande Long and I'm a senior at The Chapin School in New York City. The summer after seventh grade, I created my first library through this wonderful organization, collecting enough books and raising enough money for two libraries (1 in Sierra Leone and 1 in Botswana)!

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

Do you remember being read to as a little kid, participating in book clubs in middle school, and growing up surrounded by overflowing bookshelves when you walked into your local library?
I believe that every person deserves that same experience.
After collecting enough books to create two libraries in Africa (Sierra Leone and Botswana), I am committed to collecting 1,000 books and $500 in shipping fees for Leribe High School Library in Lesotho, Africa.

About our African Partners...

We will be sending the books to Leribe High School Library in Lesotho! We are the only book drive matched with this school, so they are counting on US!

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Please contribute gently used books at Pre-K through 8th grade. Our goal is to collect 1,000 books - 2/3 for 4th through 8th grade and 1/3 for Pre-K through 4th grade.

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

Not only can you drop by our location in Westport to drop off books, you may also drop off books in midtown Manhattan. We can also pick up books in Fairfield County. You choose what is easiest for you!

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

We need to raise funds for shipping the books and will be having lemonade stands and bake sales. In addition, we will be accepting donations. Every penny counts!
You can donate here:

Here are some ways that you can help...

Here are a couple simple ways you can help:
Donate books and/or money
Tell your friends!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Lucy de Lande Long
Phone: 9176134222

Progress Report

Our Goal 1,000 books $500 fundraising


Thank you to everyone donating!

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