Yvonne Weah in Liberia
During the war my inner strength was from the books. I wanted to share that strength with others.
Ugbaad Abdillahi Mohamed in Somaliland
You fall in love with the books when you read today. Then tomorrow you will have the appetite to read again.
Mustafe Osman Abdi in Somaliland
Education is light. The library brought us light.
Rogers in Uganda
Thanks to our mountain bike library, I’ve seen how books give people power
Davidson in Malawi
Now, when my daughter comes home from school, she reads to me things that I cannot read.
Ahmed Makkour in Syria
The cost of a book could be $100. That $100 could be a month’s worth of food for a whole family.
Mr. Musa Mansaray in Sierra Leone
If we hadn’t received books from Book Aid International, it would have been so challenging for us to serve the public.
Habiba in Greece
I think the books are very good for me – for my heart.
Eletina in Malawi
If I never had access to books, things would be different
Justin in Kenya
If I had no access to books life would be very bad. I would not be able to reach the place where I want to be.
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We recently sent our millionth book funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. In this blog, our Chief Executive reflects on the importance of this very special milestone.
Why do libraries become targets during conflict? And why do so many put themselves in harm’s way to protect them? In this blog, our chair Dr. Alice Prochaska reflects on these questions, and more.
On October 31st Her Majesty The Queen visited a library we support in Nairobi. In this blog, our East Africa Representative James reflects on how the visit impacts on perceptions of the library.