African Library Project

Global Citizens 2015 Book Drive

07/13/2015 to 09/01/2015
Burbank 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 ...

After coming back from EF Tour's Global Student Leaders Summit in Switzerland as Global Citizens, we wanted to make a concrete impact on a society that needs it the most. Coming from all across the US and originally not knowing each other at all, we have developed into great friends and are so excited to be making a tangible difference in the world.

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

Easy access to information has become the norm for students in the US, but this unfortunately not always true in parts of Africa. We take our resources for granted, but a simple act like donating a small number of books can change lives. That's why we are so excited to take on this project and help individuals reach their full potential by expanding the resources that are available to them.

About our African Partners...

Our African partner is Kissy Municipal JSS in Sierra Leone and the library will supply over 1000 students. We can't wait to help them and are very grateful to both Kissy Municipal and the African Library Project for affording us this great opportunity to make a difference.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We would love to receive books at U.S 4th grade to 8th grade reading level!

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

Reach out to one of organizers for further information! Since our collection spans multiple states and individuals, contact the local organizer if you know them personally and they would be glad to have your help!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Sam G
Email: samjgorman at

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $250 fundraising

We're making good progress and should be able to reach our objective before September 1st!


Thank you so much to the African Library Project, Kissy Municipal JSS, and everyone who has donated to our cause or helped us in any way! We are extremely grateful for all of your support and this project would not be possible without the kind generosity of others.

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