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Little Free Library Delivered to Historic Alexandria Library in Egypt as Part of Books For Africa Initiative

November 2nd, 2017

A piece of Midwestern literary culture now resides in one of the world’s oldest libraries in Alexandria, Egypt, thanks to a joint effort by nonprofits Books For Africa, Little Free Library, Minnesota Friends of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Minnesota Book Awards program.

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Bid to End Chronic Books Shortage in Schools, Colleges

Mark Oloo

Standard Newspaper - Kenya

October 23rd, 2017

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Books For Africa Holiday Video

September 28th, 2017

Show someone you care by giving the gift of literacy! Honor a friend or family member this holiday season with a donation to Books For Africa, and we will send an e-card or handwritten note to your honoree letting them know that books are on their way to an African classroom in their name!

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New Library in Wekin, Ethiopia Has Minnesota Roots

September 27th, 2017

Minnesotans Wyn and Sunny Ray share a deep connection with Ethiopia; in 2008, they began working with the remote village of Wekin, Ethiopia. An immediate area of concern for the village was the school “library,” which contained only about 50 English books - in 2013, the Wekin Book Project was born to help put high-quality books and learning materials in the hands of the students and local community.

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Books For Africa Celebrates International Literacy Day With Top Charity Navigator Rating

September 6th, 2017

Books For Africa has received Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating for the sixth consecutive year, the highest possible rating. Charity Navigator is the country’s premiere charity evaluator and rates charities on sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. The perfect Charity Navigator rating comes just before Books For Africa and other groups around the world are celebrating International Literacy Day on September 8, sponsored for the past 50 years by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

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Merck Partnership Delivers Digital Medical Resources To African Medical Practitioners

August 31st, 2017

Books For Africa has partnered with Merck & Co. to donate 52 tablets loaded with the new Merck Medical Manual mobile app! These tablets were delivered by fellows from the State Department's Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), and will provide valuable resources to medical practitioners across the African continent.

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