Dear APLA members:


Since 2006, APLA has been raising funds to support libraries in Africa.  Working with CODE, we select one library annually to be the focus of our fundraising efforts.  So far, APLA, through the generosity of its members and the dedicated work of volunteers, has made contributions to the following libraries:


2006-7     Sebetta Reading Room, Ethiopia

2007-8     Mojo Reading Room, Ethiopia

2009-10   Solomon Mahlangu School Library, Tanzania

2010-11   Abdoulaye Maiga School and Community Library, Mali

2011-12   Wondo Genet Reading Room, Ethiopia


We will soon select a new library to support in 2012-13.  In the meantime, APLA is looking for three to four volunteers to join the Grow a Library Fund Committee.  The committee is charged with selecting a library and developing fundraising initiatives to be carried out throughout the year, culminating in a fundraising activity at the annual conference.    


As current past president, it is my duty and pleasure to chair the Grow a Library Fund Committee.  Please contact me if you are interested in lending a hand to this worthy program.


Thanks in advance.





Jocelyne Thompson

Past President, Altantic Provinces Library Association


Tel: (506) 458-7053APLA

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