Our local mission is to share books and encourage reading and increase literacy levels in poor areas. Our global mission is to help support and build libraries in rural areas in Africa and to support institutions of higher learning in developing countries.
We believe that every child born on this planet deserves the same opportunities and chances for success. Success shouldn’t be determined based on where one is born, the color of their skin, or their parents bank accounts. We want to be part of the solution.
To accomplish these goals we have started certain initiatives:
Books4Free - This project is a pilot project to help encourage the love of reading. We have hundreds of books that we are offering for free. Here, readers young and old can peruse our vast selection and find a book that speaks to them. This project will be the seed for our Learning Center we are developing on the South Side of Chicago.
Books4Schools – We work to fill the needs of the community in Chicago. If there is a charter school opening up or a program that is need of books we work to fill their requests.
Books4Teachers – We supply Scarce resources with textbooks for their Teacher’s resource center. Our textbooks are gently used and usually only one edition out of print.
Books4Paper – The time comes for the book to return back to its almost original source (hard to turn it back into a tree). We try to avoid this step it all costs. There are times when books no longer contain relevant information, or they are no longer in readable condition. Our promise is that no book through us will EVER end up in a landfill.
Books4Africa – With the help of the African Library Project, we are supplying books for libraries in rural villages in Africa. These libraries are built to succeed. We make sure the books are appropriate and are in excellent condition. The project ensures that the libraries have a designated space and a trained librarian. We are looking forward to develop programs with the African Library project to help continue their success.
Books4Orgs – We work with HSRI to provide money for their educational and humanitarian projects in Ghana.
Higher Education Resource Centers – We are working with universities in developing countries to establish higher level resource centers. These resource centers will be equipped with hundreds of books in a specific field from introductury level to advanced concepts. Some of the educationaly material includes physics, child development, mathematics, psychology and more….