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    Goodreads Voice: African Library Project

    • Krista Damery

      Goodreads African Library Project: Anyone can start a library in Africa with just 1,000 gently used books and $500 to cover shipping costs.

    • Larrah Feliciano

      The Great Dr. Seuss, spreading the joy of reading. :) (Pic of the African Library Project, by Goodreads.)

    • Lotefa Bartlett de Villarreal

      With just 1,000 gently used books, 500 dollars for shipping costs, and help from AFRICAN LIBRARY PROJECT, anyone can start a library in rural Africa, where many children grow up without books. We should think about this for a fundraising goal


      LIBRARIES WE LOVE: AFRICAN LIBRARY PROJECT: These libraries then receive support and training from the African Library Project, who to date have given 748,000 books to 701 African libraries (no mean feat). This is a Library We Love because, in their giving, training and support, this project provides so many people, who may not otherwise have access to them, the things that we’re so lucky to benefit from everyday – books.

    • A M

      donate used books to rural African libraries.

    • Fred Hurlbutt

      kids in Lesotho enjoy their books from the African Library Project

    • Mea Spady

      African Library Project - starts libraries in Africa! :-)

    • Sue Peterson

      Goodreads Voice: African Library Project

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    LIBRARIES WE LOVE: AFRICAN LIBRARY PROJECT: A different angle on Libraries We Love this time: a library project. This wonderful project starts off in the USA at grassroots level, getting together a team of volunteers who spend their time creating book drives and forming partnerships between African libraries and American schools/organisations. By shipping books over to partner libraries in Africa, the project aims to increase literacy levels and in turn, provide a way out of poverty (according to a new study, sixty-five million West African adults – 40% of the adult population – cannot read or write).

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