Books For Africa and Little Free Library Form Partnership to Ship 'Little Libraries' to Africa
ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Books For Africa and Little Free Library, two area nonprofits, have formed a unique partnership to build and send more than 2,000 "Little Free Libraries" to Africa over the next several years.
The two groups ask local organizations, businesses, schools and individuals to help sponsor the effort. Each $1,000 covers the costs to build and ship a one-of-a-kind Little Free Library and $1,000 worth of books.
Little Free Library, based in Hudson, Wisconsin, will design and build the miniature book exchanges that look like small cottages or schoolhouses on a post. Thousands are already located in neighborhoods throughout the U.S., and the movement has spread to 36 countries around the world. Books For Africa, based in St. Paul, will supply the books.
A distributor for Little Free Libraries has already been established in Ghana, West Africa. Other Little Free Libraries will be distributed across Ghana, Nigeria and the rest of Africa using the network established by Books For Africa.
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