From New York to Kenya

From New York to Kenya

Alex Breinin shares the story of his visit to Wema Children’s Centre school in Kenya where students at his former middle school and high school would go on to help start a library with over 1,200 storybooks. There is nothing quite like watching children immersed...
Penn State Produces African Literacy Warrior

Penn State Produces African Literacy Warrior

Michael Gottfried, a senior at Penn State, has made extraordinary contributions to the African Library Project. Inspired by his hard work, we created a new award to honor his service: the African Literacy Warrior award. Since his freshman year at Penn, Michael has...
Even Better Than Expected

Even Better Than Expected

When Samantha and her Brownie leader agreed that their second-grade troop would do a book drive for a library in Africa, they thought that the troop would collect 1000 books for one primary school library in Malawi.  But when the PTA president at Field Elementary...
The Best Year of My Life

The Best Year of My Life

Guest blogger and long-time book drive organizer, Sharon Allen discusses her experience visiting Kenya. In May of 2016, I retired after 30 years of teaching mostly kindergarten and first grade. Primary teachers tend to be book lovers and I am no exception! Over the...