Beautiful libraries

The Library Project donates local language libraries to improve children’s literacy. Children gain access to a beautiful school library providing fun and interesting children’s books that spark their imagination 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. The books that we donate are 100% age appropriate local language children’s books; books that children get excited about reading.

2,510

libraries donated

1,001,914

children impacted

Children’s literacy programs

Literacy programs have one simple focus; to get children excited about reading. Once a library is in place, it is essential to properly introduce children to a world filled with books.

Literacy programs are also a time to introduce the teachers and administratorson how best to get children excited about their new library. This is a big reason why our libraries are used on day-one.

1,752,206

books donated

Teacher training

All of our library donations have a teacher 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.

We have found that when we conduct a teacher training course, 94% of our libraries are used on a daily-to-weekly basis during the first year. These are the kinds of results that everyone at The Library Project is so proud of. To learn more about our impact, please check out our Monitoring & Evaluation section of this site.

33,379

teachers impacted

Rural Communities in China and Vietnam

We donate libraries to rural elementary schools in China and Vietnam. The schools we work with are underfunded and tend to be smaller in size, between 50-200 children in attendance. The size of a school matters in that it determines the amount of money local governments provide.

We’ve partnered with the local Board of Education at all of our library donations. It is essential to engage local government and support their future plans for their school district. These partnerships help us to push the teachers to meet our organization’s literacy goals at each of the schools we support.

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Provinces in China

9

Provinces in Vietnam

A few photos of our recent libraries

Where We Work

We work in rural communities in China and Vietnam.