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African Library Project

Recycle your books to start a library in Africa.

Join Children & Youth Religious Exploration in creating a Primary School and Community Library in Sierra Leone to give the gift of reading to a community in need. Click here for a list of the types of books we are collecting.  Collection boxes can be found in the church office, Parish Hall and in the RE hallway.

¨ We need to collect 1,000 books and raise at least $500 for shipping the books overseas. Please let us know if you can contribute in any way.

¨ Please leave your gently used or new books in the collection bins in the office or upstairs hallway. Thank you!

Wondering what books we cannot accept?  The library DOES NOT want books on religions, holiday books (Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, etc), or adult novels.  They also do not want pop culture books (Sponge Bob, Ninjagos, Justin Bieber, etc). Click here for guidelines. Still not sure what to get?  Let us help buy some books for you!  The booster card table, next to the CYRE table, has Barnes & Noble gift cards.  If you give one of our CYRE team members the card, we will pick out needed books for the library.  Thanks for your support!

Who is the African Library Project?

The African Library Project is a group of U.S. volunteers and donors who start libraries to improve literacy, education, and self-empowerment. The ALP works together with partner organizations in Africa whose focus is education and empowerment. Their partners in Africa include U.S. Peace Corps volunteers, National Library Service staff, education districts and African Non-Governmental  Organizations.

The ALP Mission

The African Library Project changes lives book by book by starting libraries in rural Africa.

Our grassroots approach mobilizes U.S. volunteers, to organize book drives and ship books to a partner library in Africa. Our method makes a concrete and personal difference for children on both continents.

For more information contact: Holly Feldheim.