Honorary Libraries Program

Books For Africa can help you establish a library in Africa in someone's honor or memory.  This is a meaningful way to celebrate a special occasion, honor someone special, or memorialize a loved one. 



"My son Eric passed away on January 31, 2009, but his memory lives on through his memorial libraries in Rwanda.  These libraries have opened up the world to many eager learners both children and adult.  Eric would be so proud!"

--Kimberly Harms D.D.S.
Chair, BFA Honorary Library Program




 

You can establish a library in Africa in someone’s honor or memory for $2,000. This is a meaningful way to celebrate a special occasion, honor someone special, or memorialize a loved one.

The steps are:

  1. Contact BFA to establish the project by naming your library and making the first donation or paying in full.
  2. If you are expecting numbers of donors, inform friends and family to donate to BFA with your project name in the memo. BFA can provide you a handout, and a “text to give” code to share with people who want to contribute.
  3. When BFA has received a minimum of $2,000, we order a plaque and consult with you about our current partners that can establish your library.
  4. We include the plaque in a shipment to your chosen recipient, and they establish a library, hang your plaque, and report back to BFA with a photo.

Please inquire with Carole Patrikakos: carole@booksforafrica.org; 651-209-3488




Pictured: Vincent Barton holds a plaque that will be placed in libraries in South Africa and Rwanda, in memory of his wife, Susan Barton, a long time BFA supporter.







 

Existing Honorary Libraries