African Library Project

Sierra Leone Library Project

07/09/2015 to 09/01/2015
Westport CT

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.

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

Do you remember being read to as a little kid, doing book clubs in 2nd grade, and growing up always having books ready for you to read? Those experiences are very important. Therefore, we believe that every child should grow up having access to books. When we learned that some children in Africa didn't have books available to them, we felt we had to help.

About our African Partners...

We will be sending the books to Sierra Leone's KDEC Primary School. This library will not only serve the children attending this school, but the whole community. 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 for primary school children. Our goal is to collect 1,000 books - 2/3 for preschool to 4th grade and 1/3 for 4th grade to 8th 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. You choose which is easier 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!

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

Progress Report

Our Goal 1,000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: August 10)
1,000 books $280 fundraising


Thank you to everyone donating!

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