African Library Project

Miller School of Albermarle African Library Project

10/16/2016 to 03/29/2017
Charlottesville VA

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 the MSA library service group. We are a group of American, Chinese, Korean, and Indonesian students studying at Miller and working together to raise money and collect books to found a library in Ghana.

Our website link:

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

We love reading and we want to encourage literacy in Africa.

About our African Partners...

Ghana. Tuobodom Community Library. primary, secondary, community. We are the only group contributing books to found this Pre-K through 6th grade library. It's up to us! It's up to you!

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We have are now limiting our drive to diverse books that prominently feature black or African characters. Within this subcategory, we would appreciate the following: Books at U.S. pre-school to 6th grade reading level. Board books, picture books, chapter books, novels for younger audiences. PLEASE NO RELIGIOUS OR HOLIDAY BOOKS.

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

Please bring appropriate books to MSA as soon as possible, or drop off at Laughing Dragon Kung Fu.

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

We need to raise 500 dollars. Please bring donations to the MSA library or contact Sarah Goodbar, the librarian at or by phone at (434) 823-4805 ext 213. Checks can be also be mailed in. Please make them out to: The Miller School of Albermarle and mail them to MSA (1000 Samuel Miller Loop, Charlottesville, VA. 22903), attention: African Library Project.

Here are some ways that you can help...

We welcome donations of books and money to cover shipping costs. We would also gladly accept: Wide packing tape, 2 inches wide; Heavy duty, large plastic bags (trash compactor bags are ideal); Small-sized cardboard boxes (about 10x13x12 in.) in good condition. (USPS will not accept boxes that originally carried wine or liquor); Bold felt-tip permanent markers; Air packs or other packing material to go in empty spaces in the boxes.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Sarah Goodbar Librarian
Phone: 4348234805

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 3/23/2017)
MET!!! books $MET!!! fundraising

We are so thrilled to have met all of our fundraising and book collecting goals! Our 1200 books were sent out a day before the deadline and we couldn't be more excited. Thanks so much to everyone who participated. You have made a huge difference!


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