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Dear Friends ...
Our founder, Chris Bradshaw, reflects on 2013, another record-breaking year for this all-volunteer, grassroots organization.
From Newbie to Pro:
Carol's Tips for Creating Libraries
A first-time Book Drive Organizer makes several fabulous discoveries.
Meeting Around the Tree
Excerpts from the library application from Rokupr, a small fishing village in the northwest of Sierra Leone.
Rebuilding Sierra Leone After Civil War
As eager communities wait, 35 new libraries make their way across the Atlantic. What is life like now in Sierra Leone?
Read for the Future Library, Kukuo, Ghana
Kukuo is one of the alleged "witches camps" in Ghana where women ostracized for witchcraft find sanctuary. ALP's library there will make a future for children who, until now, have had no books ...
Cause for Celebration ... Again and Again
Books4Cause, a for-profit social venture based in Skoie, IL, is about to ship their 20th ALP library (in just two years). What's the secret to their success?
Newsletter 2012 (.pdf)
Our 2012 year in review: 191 new libraries (890 total), news on a millionth book, stories of transformation, ALP publishes its first book and gains a new African partner -- read all about it! view 2012 newsletter
Our Newest Partner: Sierra Leone
We warmly welcome our newest African partner, the Reading Initiative Salone (RISE) Network of Sierra Leone.
ALP Writes a Book
ALP has written our first book, How to Set Up and Run a Small Library in Africa. Learn more about our first cooperatively written and produced best practices manual.