The Library Project donates libraries to improve children’s literacy. Children gain access to a beautiful school library providing fun and interesting children’s books that spark their imaginations and promote a lifelong love of reading. Having fun educational books easily available helps to encourage independent learning, intellectual curiosity, and a lifelong passion for reading.
All of our library donations have a Librarian Training component. This course covers how to properly loan books to students, how to use the children's books in a classroom setting, and how to get the students involved in the maintenance of their library.
For as little as $4,000, you can provide over a thousand children's books, furniture, globes, plants, educational toys, and a comprehensive Librarian Training Course to a rural elementary school, orphanage or community center.
Donor volunteer involvement
At The Library Project we are very proud of all our donor volunteers. Simply put, we could not do what we do without their support. Volunteerism at The Library Project is real work. We encourage you to attend your library donation. You will leave a library donation tired, happy and feeling as if they made a positive impact in the lives of children attending a rural primary school.
Get your company involved
The Library Project has worked with hundreds of corporate partners over the past ten years improving rural literacy in Asia. Each of these partnerships begins with our organization listening to the individual needs of each corporation, and then crafting a CSR program that truly fits into the culture of the company. This is a big reason why in 2015, 62% of our revenue came from repeat corporate donors.
To learn more about how you can get your company involved, please click here.
Local language children’s books
We provide a wide range of local language children's books including history, science, short stories, fairy tales, books for very young readers, children's dictionaries, children's reference books, and an assortment of comic books. Each school also receives a full set of children's encyclopedias for older students. Every book is in full color and of the highest print quality. To acquire our books, we work with various large bookstores’ regional warehouses, online book distributors, and also resellers.
The Library Project provides a quality librarian training course. Our librarian training course is created specifically for teachers and administrators on how to manage their library. This course covers how to properly care for their library, how to use the books in a classroom setting, and how to get the teaching staff involved in the maintenance of their library.
Why is this important?
We have found that this training course results in 94% of our libraries being effectively used on a daily-to-weekly basis after the first year. These are the kinds of results that everyone at The Library Project is so proud of and keeps us moving toward our goals every day. The Library Project conducts an annual 3-year Monitoring & Evaluation and when schools need support it receives additional training.