African Library Project

Sarrah's African Library Project

05/08/2014 to 07/22/2014
Reseda CA

We are working with the African Library Project to provide books to eager readers in Africa who have very few books. Please help us by collecting and delivering gently used books or by raising money to help pay for shipping to Africa. It takes only 1000 books and $500 (plus a little elbow grease!) to start a single library and make a huge difference in children’s lives.

This book drive is organized by ...

Hi! I'm Sarrah, a 8th grade girl scout, participating in the African Library Project for my Girl Scout silver award. Reading is my passion and I would love to help those who do not have access to books.

We want to start a library in Africa because...

I LOVE to read! Books are everything to me and I couldn't imagine a world with out them. I want to make books accessible for every single person who has the desire to read or is in need of literacy.

About our African Partners...

Mailakgang Primary School will be receiving the books we have collected.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

I am collecting books for a Community Primary School library, so I would like books at a preschool-8th grade reading level.***Paper-back (soft cover) books preferred***

Here's how you can contribute your books...

We have collected more than enough books! Thanks to everyone who has contributed!

We need to raise funds for shipping the books...

We have more than enough money, but we are always accepting donations. These funds will help with shipping costs and also for the school.

Here are some ways that you can help...

We have collected over 1000 books and more than $500. Thank you for helping me reach my goal!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Sarrah Hussain

Name: Tasnim Hussain

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $700 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 6/4/14)
1460 books $689 fundraising

We are just about done with our goal of 1000 books for the Mailakgang Primary School Library. Now we just need to sort the books by size and pack them up!

Thank you everyone for helping me reach my goal!


Thank you everyone so much for donating and helping me complete my goal. You guys are amazing!

Tips for Other Book Drive Organizers

A tip for new book drive organizers, as soon as you start collecting books and counting them, start organizing them by size. It will make it a lot easier for you once it comes to shipping the books. Good Luck!

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