Children hold up books they received through the African Library Project. Hundreds of books have been collected by local youth at Los Alamos Public Schools and donated by the community. Help ship those books by donating today. Courtesy photo
Kiwanis member Morrie Pongratz, far left, and Los Alamos Key Club members deliver boxes of books bound for remote schools in Africa to the Los Alamos Post Office. Courtesy photo
BY BROOKE DAVIS
Today, Friday, Oct. 13, the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos will be in front of the Los Alamos Post Office asking for support to help pay for shipping costs to send books to remote African schools in need.
The African Library Project has been highly successful. Over the last seven years, the Los Alamos Kiwanis Club has helped to collect and ship more than 100 libraries to nine African countries where English is taught.
The libraries have been mostly directed to elementary schools, with a few delivered to nursery schools, secondary schools and colleges. Many of these school libraries also operate as community libraries that serve the families of these students and their villages as well.
Kiwanis and Key Club members will gather 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Post Office to greet community members. For $25, community members can sponsor (and sign and decorate) a box. Please come and support this great event! All donations welcome.
To learn more about the African Library Project or to make an online donation towards shipping, please visit here.