African Library Project

Riya's African Library Project

12/02/2016 to 06/01/2017
Bridgewater NJ

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 ...

Hey! My name is Riya and I love to read. I joined the ALP project because I want to make a difference in a child's and family's life so that they can share the same experience that we have with amazing books. By helping me donate books and money to ship to Malawi, Africa, we can change dozens of lives by starting one library.

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

Books should be shared among everyone in the world. I want to be able to give the fun and intriguing journeys brought to life in all books to someone who doesn't yet have that. I feel so fortunate to take part in this extraordinary project and in educating the people in Lesotho with our books.

About our African Partners...

My African Partner is a community library in Malawai, Africa for the Islamic Youth.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

A community library encompasses book levels from preschool-8th grade.
This includes:

Baby board books
Children’s picture books
Brain teasers, flash cards,
educational games and puzzles
Atlases, Textbooks
Encyclopedias(less than 15 years old)
Current events
National Geographic, less than 5 years old, especially with articles featuring Africa.
Books about Africa or African-Americans
Life skills

Here are some ways that you can help...

Please donate the book types from above and any additional you think would be appropriate. If you would like to make a shipping donation,
Feel free to email or text me with any questions or book pickup arrangements. Thank you for your support!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Riya Shah

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 5/31/17)
1000 books $500 fundraising


Thank you so much for your time, help and donations!

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