African Library Project: 2nd Grade Book Drive

Donna Seidel


In 2nd grade, we study all seven continents. Students learn that many African schools and communities do not have libraries at all. As they learn about the lack of educational resources, the students are eager to help.

For the third year in a row, our 2nd graders are collecting books to start a library for a school in Ghana, through the African Library Project. Our goal is to collect 1,000 new or gently used books by the end of December. We will also be holding fundraisers to help pay for the shipping.

Here is what you can do to help us: please go through your books and bring in any new or gently used books for kids from Preschool through 5th grade. 

These are the books we need to collect:

  • Children’s fiction books with positive themes like friendship, kindness, animals, and love
  • Non-fiction books about science, geography, biographies, and reference books
  • Books about Africa, Africans, or African Americans
  • Books about diverse characters

Here’s what we DO NOT need:

  • Books about electronics or video games or movies
  • Adult books
  • Stories about religions or American holidays (sorry, no PJ Library books please)
  • Non-fiction about American government
  • Books in languages other than English

Collection boxes are available in all three buildings throughout December. Please put your donations in these boxes.

Thank you for helping us make the world a better place. We can do it!