Success Stories

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...

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From Newbie to Pro:

From Newbie to Pro:

Carol's Tips for Creating Libraries Carol Younge was astonished. For years, she had been a donor to ALP, volunteering at newsletter stuffing parties, fundraisers, lending a hand when she could. She had always wanted to do a book drive herself, but thought you had to...

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Celebrating our 1000th Library

Celebrating our 1000th Library

A literal wave of celebration broke out in the Sperreng Middle School auditorium as Chris Bradshaw told students that their book drive established African Library Project's 1000th library for Mpakeni High School in Swaziland. The Lindbergh School District's efforts...

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Little Bunny Book Drive

Little Bunny Book Drive

One of our littlest book drive organizers, Amelia "Bunny", is four years old and loves books. She is from Knoxville, TN and has collected nearly 300 so far. She and her mom Kristi came up with a terrific idea when they receive books that are not appropriate for ALP:...

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Tips from a Serial Bookdriver

Tips from a Serial Bookdriver

Kristen Lee is a Teacher Librarian at Escondido Elementary School in Stanford, California. Kristen has done 2 ALP book drives with her young students. Here are some great tips for success from her. ALP: How did you learn about ALP?Kristen Lee: I learned about ALP from...

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Principals get Punked for African Literacy

Principals get Punked for African Literacy

I knew an old lady who swallowed a fly ...I don't know why she swallowed that fly ... How far would you go to promote world-wide learning and literacy?  One school principal we know ate a live bug at a school assembly as a fundraising award. Another got a Mohawk...

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