African Library Project

Westhampton Beach Middle School Book Drive

02/24/2016 to 04/22/2016
Westhampton Beach 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 ...

The Westhampton Beach Middle School is located on the eastern end of Long Island in New York. Each year we host a Community Read, and this year our community read I Will Always Write Back, by Caitlin Alifirenka, Martin Ganda, and Liz Welch. Caitlin and Martin's story inspired us to extend our kindness outwards and provide reading opportunities for kids in communities different than ours.

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

We believe that knowledge is very important. As a school, we have the means to obtain knowledge at our fingertips. We realize that others do not, and we would like to change that.

About our African Partners...

We have partnered with two communities in Sierra Leone.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Please bring any books that are appropriate for pre-school to 8th grade. For example, you can donate board books, picture books, chapter books (fiction and non-fiction), encyclopedias, dictionaries, reference books, and more!

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

You can bring books to the lobby in the front of the WHB Middle School. The school is open Monday through Friday, from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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

We will be having fundraisers, such as a Chinese auction, but we need all the help we can get!
Please donate (books and money) in the front of the school. Also, please donate unopened products (appropriate for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders) for the Chinese Auction.

Here are some ways that you can help...

You can help by donating money, and books.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Charrise Miller

Name: Yvonne Perez

Progress Report

Our Goal 2,000 books $1,000.00 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 3/23/16)
878 books $400+ fundraising

We had an amazing community read!

Please remember to fill out a book card when you donate!


Thank you to Caitlin Alifirenka for coming to our community read. We had a great time!

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