African Library Project

Eric Gibson's Troop 396 Book Drive

02/01/2016 to 04/12/2016
Annapolis MD

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 ...

I am a member of Boy Scout Troop 396 in Annapolis, Maryland. For my Eagle Scout Project, I am collecting books to create a library in Ghana.

Our website link:

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

I feel that education is the most important "natural resource" that a country can use to rise out of poverty. Ghana is a multi-cultural African country of 27 million people, but has a commitment to education. While still underdeveloped, it has a goal to become the first "developed" African country during the decade of the 2020's.

About our African Partners...

I am working with the Goviefe Agodome School in Ghana. They need books for a library for their preschool and elementary school.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We are looking to collect gently used books from the preschool level up to middle school.

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

Contact me by this email:, to arrange a pickup. You can also drop off books at our Boy Scout Troop Meeting Place at Trinity United Methodist Church: 1300 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401. The time and date are as follows: Mondays from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.


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

Money is needed for the shipping of the books. The preferred method is the link on this website to provide a tax-deductible donation to my project.
You will need to add my book drive code, which is G6-41.
Also, checks made payable to Troop 396 would also be accepted.

Here are some ways that you can help...

Look through your home and check out your bookshelves, closets, etc. Also, ask your local school if they have any books that they are discarding, which they do frequently.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Eric Gibson
Phone: 4106931503

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising

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