My 93,000 book journey

My 93,000 book journey

Guest blogger, Michael Gottfried details his journey with African Library Project and sending libraries to African youth. It was a crisp fall afternoon in October 2009, when my professor, Dr. Jim Nolan, asked our Education Freshman Seminar a question that would not...
Why I Became a Librarian

Why I Became a Librarian

One of the secrets to ALP’s success in creating libraries is the work and commitment of its librarians. The following guest blog tells the story of what motivates one librarian in a village in Malawi and why he wants to do more. By organizing a book drive, you...
“Our Library Has Brought Good Results”

“Our Library Has Brought Good Results”

Changing lives book by book is the African Library Project’s tagline.  But do you ever wonder exactly how ALP libraries change lives?  What follows is a thank you letter from the teacher-librarian at Middlepits Primary School in Middlepits, Botswana in which...
This is what we want to do for Christmas

This is what we want to do for Christmas

While many book drive organizers know that rural schools in Africa are starved for books, Amie Breed has had first-hand experiences that led her to become a book drive organizer.  She is married to a South African, and her son, now in middle school, studied in...
Dublin Coffman High School Students Share the Gift of Reading

Dublin Coffman High School Students Share the Gift of Reading

As a lawyer and library technical aide at Dublin Coffman High School in Dublin, Ohio, I have a special place in my heart for books and libraries. I often read six books at a time.  I know that a love of books–of holding a book, turning its pages, looking at...