Adopt a Library

Beautiful libraries

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 that are easily available helps to encourage independent learning, intellectual curiosity, and a lifelong passion for reading.

All of our library donations have a teacher training component. This course covers how to properly loan books to students, how to use children’s books in a classroom setting, and how to get the students involved in maintaining their library.

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 resellers.

Teacher training

The Library Project provides a quality teacher training course. Our teacher training course is created specifically for teachers and administrators to learn how to manage their library. This course covers how to properly care for their library, use the books in a classroom setting, and get the teaching staff involved in maintaining their library.

Why is this important?

Teachers are 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 and evaluation, and when schools need support, they receive additional training.

Donor volunteer involvement

At The Library Project, we are 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 positively impacted the lives of children attending a rural primary school.

Get your company involved

Over the past twenty years, The Library Project has worked with hundreds of corporate partners to improve rural literacy in Asia. Each partnership begins with our organization listening to the corporation’s needs and crafting a CSR program that fits the company’s culture. This is a big reason why 80% of our revenue came from repeat corporate donors.

To learn more about how you can get your company involved, please click here.

Where We Work

At The Library Project, we are dedicated to making a lasting impact on children’s education and literacy around the world. Our primary focus is on rural elementary schools, orphanages, community centers, and children’s hospitals in China, where we lead comprehensive library donations, literacy programs, and teacher training initiatives. These efforts aim to create vibrant, resource-rich environments that foster a love for reading and learning among young students.

Beyond China, our commitment to global literacy extends through our Global Literacy Partnership initiative. This program offers support to small, literacy-focused nonprofit organizations worldwide, providing them with the resources and guidance they need to thrive—entirely free of charge. By collaborating with local and international partners, we amplify our reach and effectiveness, working towards a world where every child has access to the educational tools they deserve.

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Program Costs

At The Library Project, we are committed to transparency in our operations. We ensure that every dollar donated is utilized effectively to give children the gift of literacy. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like a detailed proposal.

At The Library Project, we are committed to making literacy and education accessible to all. Our diverse range of programs is designed to support literacy development and community engagement through sustainable, impactful initiatives.

You will find pricing for each of our programs, allowing you to select the best a program that speaks to you and fits for your budget. Together, we can build brighter futures through the power of reading and learning.

Reading Rooms are designed to transform the learning environment in rural elementary schools by providing access to high-quality educational resources. These vibrant spaces are equipped with colorful tables, chairs, and bookshelves, creating a welcoming and "child-friendly" area that enhances the educational experience.

In these Reading Rooms, students have access to a curated selection of engaging children’s books specifically chosen to spark their imagination and foster a love of reading. These books entertain and promote independent learning, intellectual curiosity, and a lifelong passion for reading. We aim to inspire a new generation of readers and thinkers in underserved communities by integrating Reading Rooms into schools.

Reading Corners equips each classroom with a dedicated selection of high-quality STEAM books covering Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. By situating libraries directly within the classroom, we ensure that students and teachers have effortless access to essential resources.

These specialized libraries empower teachers by providing supplementary materials that enhance their lesson plans. Similarly, students benefit from the convenience of accessing books right at their desks—whether during breaks, before school, or after classes. The presence of a classroom library grants students immediate access to compelling and educational books in their language. This setup supports independent learning and intellectual curiosity and fosters a lasting enthusiasm for reading. Through Reading Corners, we aim to ignite students’ passions and broaden their academic horizons in critical STEAM disciplines.

Literacy Bags provides children with high-quality educational books, enabling the first steps toward building a home library. This initiative is designed to significantly enhance the reading resources available to rural families, fostering a focus on children's literacy across diverse backgrounds.

We distribute Children’s Literacy Bags with the support of local governments, schools, and educators. Integral to this program is the capacity-building training provided to parents and caregivers. Educating them on integrating literacy practices at home is vital for their children’s educational development.

Great Reads Literacy Bags

Our original Literacy Bag with a focus on fun and educational children's literature.

Joyful Journeys Literacy Bags

A Literacy Bag containing books with a theme focused on promoting young readers' mental health.

Planet Protectors Literacy Bags

A Literacy Bag containing books with a theme focused on promoting environmental protection.

STEAM Boxes are designed to inspire creativity, critical thinking, and a love for learning by combining Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics into engaging hands-on activities.

STEAM Boxes provide all the materials and instructions for children to explore and innovate, perfect for classrooms, libraries, and community centers.

Book donations are a powerful way to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children. Each book costs just $3, but its impact on a child's education and future is priceless. By donating to our program, you help us provide essential reading materials to rural elementary schools, orphanages, community centers, and children's hospitals.

Books open doors to new worlds, inspire imaginations, and lay the foundation for lifelong learning. Your contribution enables us to stock library shelves, create engaging learning environments, and foster a love for reading in communities that need it the most. With your support, we can ensure that every child has access to the educational resources they deserve, no matter where they live.