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 is to collect 1,000 new or gently used books for students in grades pre-K to four at the Kuke Primary School in Ghanzi. This is where the community comes in.
Books can be dropped off until Thurs., Jan. 31 at six drop-off points set up by Books From Kids to Kids. The Warwick sites are: the Warwick Town Hall, located at 132 Kings Hwy.; the Warwick Senior Center, located at 132 Kings Hwy.; the Warwick Community Center, located at 11 Hamilton Ave., Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe, located at 31 Main St.; the Village Hall, located at 77 Main St.; and the Albert Wisner Library, located at 1 McFarland Dr.
Materials 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 needed are 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.
For more information about the African Library Project, visit www.africanlibraryproject.org.