The African Library Project: Books from kids to kids


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  • Source: africanlibraryproject.org A group of Warwick residentscalling themselves Books From Kids to Kids is looking to collect 1,000 new or gently used books for a primary school in Ghanzi, Botswana.




  • For more information about the African Library Project, visit: https://www.africanlibraryproject.org. For more information about Books From Kids to Kids, contact Carole Howard at 845-986-1710 or carolejhoward@gmail.com.




— A group of Warwick residents learned recently that the African Library Project, which has distributed more than two million books to libraries in English-speaking Africa, needs books for a new school library in Ghanzi, Botswana.

The group’s reaction: Let’s do it. They began by naming themselves Books From Kids to Kids.

The goal: To collect 1,000 new or gently used books for students in grades pre-K to 4 at the Kuke Primary School in Ghanzi.

And this is where the community comes in.

Drop-off points According to information provided by Geoff and Carole Howard of Sustainable Warwick, books can be dropped off between Jan. 14 and Jan. 31 at six drop-off points set up by Books From Kids to Kids. The sites are:

• Warwick Town Hall;

• Warwick Senior Center;

• The Community Center on Hamilton Avenue;

• Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe;

• Village Hall; and

• Albert Wisner Public Library.

What's neededMaterials most needed include board books and picture books, early readers, books with universal themes, books about Africa or African Americans, paperback textbooks and teachers’ resource books.

Also: current reference works, such as atlases, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias, children’s magazines, plus educational games and puzzles.

All donated material should be in new or gently used condition.

Essentials For more information about the African Library Project, visit: https://www.africanlibraryproject.org/

For more information about Books From Kids to Kids, contact Carole Howard at 845-986-1710 or carolejhoward@gmail.com.



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