African Library Project

Project READ (Ready to Empower African Dreams)

10/25/2017 to 03/01/2018
San Ramon 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 ...

We are Sisters (Shamruthi Ananth and Hamshini Ananth) with the intention to impact a part of our world in a positive way. Our goal is to provide more opportunities to African children to further their education. This is our 9th African Library Project book drive.

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

A good education is the foundation of a successful life. We believe everyone deserves an equal chance to learn and be successful. We want to give children in less fortunate parts of the world the same opportunities that we are given in America, and we believe building libraries in Africa is the first step in doing that.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We are hoping to collect preschool to 8th grade books in the following categories:
Paperback children’s picture books, Baby board books, Paperback easy readers, Paperback juvenile literature, K-8 textbooks (English, math, science, geography), Encyclopedias & atlases (less than 15 years old), Paperback dictionaries, Chapter books.

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

You are always welcome to drop off your books and donation at the following address:
400 Sprucemoor Lane, San Ramon CA 94582

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

Our goal is to raise $500 to cover the cost of shipping and handling. If you want to contribute money please email us at, we will send you details.

Here are some ways that you can help...

You can help us by donating money, books, or spreading the word.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Shamruthi Ananth
Phone: 4085999170

Name: Bhuvana Subramanian
Phone: 4085999170

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 03/12/2018)
1200 books $500 fundraising

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