African Children's Libraries
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African Children’s Libraries was established in 2001 by Ann Easterly, a retired school librarian, with the help of American and Nigerian friends and colleagues. The first village and refugee camp visits began in October, 2001, in Ghana and Nigeria.
Books are chosen from donations available from Oregon public school and shipped to West Africa for distribution to villages and refugee camps that were able to establish rooms for libraries. To date 500 boxes of books have been shipped.
Training was provided over the last three years annually by Director Easterly. Contacts with West African librarians and Library Associations made in 2003 will increase training available. Other organizations have assisted the refugee libraries since they have been established.
African Children’s Libraries is recognized as 501© (3) non –profit by the US Internal Revenue Service and the State of Oregon.
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