Adopt a mobile library or school

Please email Margriet for current mailing addresses prior to sending books overseas!

Combine literacy with service learning by adopting one of the following projects. Children in many countries would love to have better access to books.

Their books might be brought by volunteer librarians who use camels, donkeys, boat, even elephants to access the remote areas where people live. But sometimes, after walking for days to get there, all the librarian has to offer are some old, unattractive books. Would you like to send books to countries where they are needed?

  • Be sure to only send new or almost new books. A good guideline is to select books that you would love to receive yourself!
  • Postage is expensive. You can mail books by surface mail (boat) which is slower but cheaper. You might even find a local business, or your school, to sponsor the cost of shipping the books.
  • Package books in a box or wrap in sturdy brown paper. Use heavy-duty plastic tape on the corner.

Addresses for countries that would love to get your books or donations:IMG_0578

Canada’s Arctic
For distribution among children in Canada’s Arctic regions:
Nunavut Literacy Council (English or French)
Box 519
Rankin Inlet, NU X0C 0G0

Via the website you can ask if you can mail books/supplies to Portland, OR.
Green Village Schools, Inc.
Box 80061
Portland, OR 97280

For children in Azerbaijan send books in English or French to:
TUTU Children’s Cultural Center
127, Narimanov Ave., apt. 41,
Baku AZ1006 Azerbaijan

For schools, including the floating school of Siem Reap, send books to:
Poleak Chham,
#Group 11, Chong Kao Sou Village,
Slokram Commune, Siem Reap City, Siem Reap Province,Cambodia.
Phone +855 93 437 455 or +855(0)17 437 455 (WhatsApp)

Ethiopia Reads
50 South Steele Street, Suite 325
Denver, CO 80209
You can mail English books, especially nonfiction. Financial aid needed.

Jamyang Bhutia
c/o Sikkim Himalayan Academy
P.O. Bhuriakhop
Bhuriakhop Busty
West Sikkim 737121
Check the website for local addresses and mailing instructions.

Contact Consolata or Pascal,
PO Box 5618
Maweni Village, Diani Beach, Kenya, Africa
They need everything!

Children in Mongolia will enjoy books in English, Japanese or Spanish. Send them to:
P.O. Box 2106 – 46/47
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Himaljoti Community School
Mailing address:
Dhulikhel Municipality,
1 Bhattidada, Kavre, Nepal
They have some support but in need of finances and supplies.

Papua New Guinea
Books for all ages in English will be welcomed by people in Papua New Guinea.
They will be distributed by HOPE Worldwide and can be mailed to:
PO Box 3478
Boroko, NCD
Papua New Guinea

Mobile libraries in Perú can use books in Spanish for children and adults.
Their mailing address is:
Roca y Bologna 633, Miraflores
Lima 18

In Thailand, people using the train that has been converted to a library for street kids of Bangkok, will be happy to receive any kind of books in English.

The Train Library Project
Railway Police Division
Royal Thai Police
Noppawong, Rong Muang
Patumwan, Bangkok 10330

Jasper Kids FoundationCamel
JJ, Junya & Ethan Hwang
P.O. Box 40
Wiang Pa Pao, Chiang Rai
Thailand 57170

Mon Village School, Attn. Blai
Baan Tahsao,
Amphur Saiyoke,
Kanchanaburi 70150 Thailand

Check out these worthy websites for other valuable service learning projects
Please ship books “Media” rate from the post office ($19 for every 50 pounds) to:
BFA Warehouse
715 Minnehaha Ave. E.
St. Paul, MN 55106