African Library Project

Warren family book drive for "Villa Maria School, Quthing, Lesotho

03/08/2016 to 05/10/2016
Attleboro MA

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 a book loving family and wish for all kids to have books to read. Please donate books! Please donate books by May 10, 2016. We need 1,000 books and $ 500. Any donations help!

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

We want to help kids and make sure everyone has books to read. Who can imagine a life without books!!!!!!!!!!!!! We can't. Please donate books so everyone can read!

About our African Partners...

Our African partner is "Villa Maria Primary School" in Quthing, Lesotho.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We are collecting for a primary school and need gently used or new books from Preschool through Grade 4. And calling all teachers .... our school is also in need of teacher resource materials and textbooks.

Some examples:

-Baby board books
-Children’s picture books
- Children’s fiction and non-fiction
-Early readers
-Teacher's resource books for school libraries
-Children’s dictionaries/picture dictionaries
-Encyclopedias less than 15 years old
-Children’s encyclopedias/picture encyclopedias
-Children’s thesauruses
-Paperback textbooks in math, English, geography, health, and science at
appropriate level (kindergarten to 6th grade). Send no more than two
copies of any texbook; these will be used for teacher resources.
-Books with universal themes (friendships, animals, love)
-Children's books teaching life skills about health, hygiene, adolescence
and careers
-Accurate up-to-date atlases
-Books about Africa or African-Americans
-Educational children's science and literary magazines in good condition
-Brain teasers, flash cards, educational games and puzzles

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

We're happy to arrange a pick-up for any books!

Please call us
508-226-6045 or 971-258-4106 (mobile/text)

Send an email to

Or drop them off at:

Centenary United Methodist Church (15 Sanford St, Attleboro)
-during office hours: Tu,Fr 10-1, Th 11-5 or Sunday mornings 9-11:30

Ugly Dog Books (75 Union St, Attleboro)
-we'll be out front in the parking lot from 1-3 p.m. Sat. May 7 for a drop off day
(Please do not drop off here at any other time, as they cannot hold them for us. Please do stop in and find something new to read. They have an ever changing selection and great prices!)

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

We need to raise $500 to ship the books to Africa. If you are able, we suggest a donation of $0.50 (50 cents) a book.

If you have no books to donate, any help towards shipping costs is appreciated!

Here are some ways that you can help...

The best way to help is to spread the word.

Ask your friends and family for any books for grades k-4 they no longer need.

If you have no books, consider a small donation towards shipping.
Please send or contact us!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Betsy, Seth, Joel
Phone: 508-226-6045

Name: mobile/text
Phone: 971-258-4106

Name: Tom
Phone: 508-226-6045

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: May 10)
1300 books $315 fundraising

Woo-hoo! We've got books, books, books! We're getting ready to pack them up and ship them off and to keep the extras as a beginning for another library. So if you have books to donate, it's not too late.

Books make great gifts...they have the whole world inside them. - Niel Gaiman


I know I'll forget many people who have helped, but here we go!
-The congregation of Centenary UMC, esp. Doreen Rolince, Sue Prescottano, Jan Hanson
-Ugly Dog Books
-Annie's Book Stop
-Lotus Studio
-the many friends and family (McElligotts, Roca's, Dreon's, Ganeson's, Girard's, Sipe's ...this is where I know I'm missing people!)
-The Constantini's
-Lundberg Martel Homeschool
-The Blade-Mello's
-FRCS library & families of FRCS

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