Honoring family and friendship through books

Honoring family and friendship through books

Book drive organizer, Christina Herrick writes about how she honored her son’s memory by hosting a book drive with African Library Project. We’re honored to share her story. I imagine my initial reason for wanting to do a book drive for African Library Project...
The Power of Reading by Sankalpa Bhuma

The Power of Reading by Sankalpa Bhuma

Guest blogger and book drive organizer, Sankalpa Bhuma from San Ramon, CA shares her experience as a reader and how it spurred her to volunteer for a larger cause. Towards the end of my sixth birthday, I received what I could only perceive as the ultimate symbol of...
Five Books Set in Africa You Should Add to Your Summer Reading

Five Books Set in Africa You Should Add to Your Summer Reading

Summertime has arrived and with it a slew of family vacations, summer jobs, and what can sometimes feel like an endless amount of time to spare. Rest assured that ALP has you covered. We’ve curated a list of five amazing young adult books that take place right...
BDO Spotlight: 10 Years and 30,000 Books Later…

BDO Spotlight: 10 Years and 30,000 Books Later…

Guest blogger, Coy Cross shares his introduction to the African Library Project and how he went for a one-time book drive organizer to send over 30,000 books to African youth. In March 2009, our friend Kay left to serve in the PeaceCorps in Lesotho, a small African...
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...