ALP In the News

African Library Project is proud to be a newsworthy organization. Take a look at the articles below for the latest articles where ALP has been featured. 

Frisco & Plano branch first shipment of half library

May 27, 2023 | AYLUS
Finally, we we’re ready to ship our first half library to South Africa: Mifeyi Primary School for Libraries with Love project. On May 26th 2023, every member of our branch was very excited about this significant moment.

Elmira College collecting books, funds for ‘African Library Project’

May 16, 2023 | WENY News

Students at Elmira College are collecting books and funds to send to children’s libraries in Africa

Los Alamos Students Load Books for Nine Malawi Libraries

April 28, 2023 | Los Alamos Daily Post

Friday, March 17 dawned snowy, slippery, and sloppy in Los Alamos but that could not stop the rented U-Haul truck from visiting six schools and three homes in Los Alamos to pick up boxes of books for Malawi schools!

12-year-old named Global Literacy Champion for donating 600 Books to Ugandan school

April 25, 2023 | CBS Austin

Venkata was inspired by an email from his local library that showed the cost of borrowed books. He then researched how children without access to libraries or the means to afford books read and discovered ALP.

If you’re a Book Drive Organizer who is interested in getting media attention for your book drive, please download our ‘Press Release Template’ (also accessible from the ‘Publicize’ section on our ‘Resources’ webpage). Contacting your local news stations is a fantastic way to spur interest and support in your community. 

Monthly Newsletter

August’s Newsletter

In this Newsletter: ALP requests volunteers to register to send books to Botswana and/or Uganda, view a snapshot of a real library application, KISS Library Centre shares with ALP its Opening Ceremony, and other country updates.

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The ALP Blog

The ALP Blog features highlights, success stories, special event recaps, tips and tricks, and more. Here are just a few of our latest posts. Interested in sharing your ALP story with us? Email us at

Case Study – Cornerstone Leadership Academy for Girls

Case Study – Cornerstone Leadership Academy for Girls

Encouraging Readers in Kampala, Uganda Cornerstone Leadership Academy for Girls is located near Uganda’s capital city, Kampala. It’s an advanced level boarding high school that aims to make leaders of bright, talented, and disadvantaged girls from throughout Uganda....

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Book Drive Organizer Spotlight: Riya

Book Drive Organizer Spotlight: Riya

Hi, I am Riya! I have completed four book drives with the African Library Project (ALP) between 2020 and 2023. I have loved reading my entire life. I love reading because the impossible is brought to life. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was the first book I...

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Case Study – Mukasa Foundation Community Library

Case Study – Mukasa Foundation Community Library

Encouraging Young Readers in Ziroobwe, Uganda The Mukasa Community Foundation was started by a professional librarian who wanted to advance literacy in rural Ugandan communities. Its library is located inside a primary school, in a rural town called  Ziroobwe in the...

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Ready to take action?

If you’re seeking a library/book donation for a school or community library in Africa, please learn about our Partners here. Reach out to the Partner working in your country and contact them directly for an application. We are currently only active in the following countries: Botswana, Malawi, Kenya, Ghana, Lesotho, South Africa, and Uganda. If your country is not listed, please note that we are sorry, but we are unable to support requests in other countries at this time.

If you’re in North America, please visit our Book Drives Webpage to learn how you can join our network of Book Drive Organizers. Registration is updated regularly according to our mailing deadline calendar. If you want us to contact you about a book drive for a later date, complete the registration and select the option for a book drive “at a later date”.


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