Massive Children’s Book Collection Underway In Los Alamos

Books may be dropped off at the local elementary, middle and high schools. Courtesy photo

Book recipients of the African Library Project gather for a photo. Courtesy photo


It’s that time again and the local K-Kids, Builders Club, and Key Club, all student service clubs sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, is collecting used (or new) children’s books for the African Library Project for the next 6 weeks.

The goal is to send eight full libraries of 1,200 books each to the country of Malawi, one of the poorest countries in Africa. Only 66 percent of the adult population is literate and only 13 percent of girls graduate from high school.

Some of these libraries serve the entire communities so books on health and first aid, childcare, parenting and agriculture also are requested.

Books may be dropped off in labeled collection boxes in the lobbies of the following locations:

  • Elementary schools in Los Alamos and White Rock;
  • Los Alamos Middle School; and
  • Los Alamos Schools Credit Union at 1010 Central Ave.

Community members also may help support the shipment of books by attending the African Library Project’s upcoming movie event and fundraiser Monday, Feb. 27 at the SALA Event Center (details coming soon).

Contact African Library Project Coordinator Sharon Allen at 505.795.1570 or allenfamily926@gmailcom with questions.

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