African Library Project

Nueva African Library Project

11/26/2018 to 12/07/2018
Hillsborough and San Mateo CA

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 students of the Nueva School and we love to read! We want everybody to be able to read. We are collecting books from our school to fill a library with books in Africa. Our school has created 16 libraries over the years, and we are very excited to donate more books and create more libraries this year!

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

What starting a library means to us is thinking how other people don't get to read very often and we want them to have the same joy of reading as we do when we open a new book. The students at the schools where we create libraries are able to learn a lot from the books that we donate, and will help increase literacy for students.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

If possible, board books & paperbacks will be better. Books we want: Baby board books, paperback easy readers, paperback children's picture books, paperback juvenile literature/chapter books, K-5 textbooks (English, math, geography & science), encyclopedias & atlases (post 1990), paperback dictionaries and Africa books. Please do not include: Religious books (like bibles or books about Christmas / Hanukkah), magazines more than five years old and romance. Gently used books are fine.

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

Please bring your books to school Nov. 26 - Dec. 7. We will have collection bins at Hillsborough campus - in the mansion, library & GCC drop off area and at the San Mateo campus - back and front doors.

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

We are going to have a place for you to donate money when students or parents create book fair accounts.

Here are some ways that you can help...

You can help us by donating old books or buying new books at the Book Fair and putting them in our bins.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Christina Bechtold

Name: Anya Patel

Name: Adrienne Park

Progress Report

Our Goal 2,000 books $1,400 fundraising

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