Three local women are collecting books as part of the African Library Project.
Sharon Senger, Barbara Blubaugh and Stephany Hughes are asking for area residents to bring their gently-used paperback books for children preschool through fourth grade to a collection box at the Excelsior Springs branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 1460 Kearney Rd.
The goal is to collect 1,000 books and $500 to cover shipping costs to the African nation of Lesotho. The box is already in place and will remain so until the weekend of Aug 17-18, when the collection effort moves to the Walmart parking lot, 2203 Patsy Lane.
For more information about the project, the non-profit organization African Library Project or the tax-deductibility of the donations, visit www.africanlibraryproject.org.
For more information about the local effort or to arrange to have books or money picked up, call Sharon Senger at 816-630-5468, Barbara Blubaugh at 816-630-0619 or Stephany Hughes at 816-630-7708.
By Standard Staff • StandardStaff@leaderpress.com