#BookDropGhana is an online campaign targeting Ghanaians in the diaspora who are coming home for Christmas, i.e. you!
We ask that you bring a book with you for the sole purpose of donating it by ‘dropping’ it in one of our strategically located bins in Accra.
The purpose is to give people across Ghana access to good quality books and bolster literacy.
All donated books will be collected and distributed to schools and community libraries across the country.
We all have a part to play in helping to achieve a literate nation. You can do yours by simply bringing a book and leaving a legacy.
HOW IT WORKS
BRING A BOOK WITH YOU TO GHANA
DROP IT IN A #BOOKDROPGHANA BIN
WE'LL DISTRIBUTE THEM TO SCHOOLS ACROSS GHANA
WHERE CAN I DROP MY BOOK?
Our bins are in the following locations:
Libreria Ghana (PAMA House, Westlands Blvd, West Legon - next to West Legon Pharmacy)
WHAT TYPE OF BOOK SHOULD I BRING?
As a rule of thumb, please only drop books that you would want to read yourself. The book can be:
For Adults or Children
Fiction or Nonfiction
New or Used
By writers from around the world, with an emphasis on books by African and Black writers.
For recommendations of what books to bring, click below for our Amazon Wish List.
I'M ALREADY IN GHANA. HOW CAN I DONATE?
If you’re already in Ghana but forgot to bring a book, don’t fear! You can still donate to the campaign by buying a book while you are here.
We've partnered with BookNook BookStore to make it easy to do so.
Purchase your books from booknook.store and enter bookdropghana at the checkout for a 5% discount on all #BookDropGhana purchases.
They can even deliver your books directly to us!
IT FEELS SO GOOD TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
HOW CAN I SHARE MY STORY?
You can leave your mark in more ways than one. Here’s how:
Write a message/dedication inside your book. In no more than three sentences, say who you are and where you’re from, why you chose your book, and what you hope whoever reads it next will get out of it.
Share a picture or video on social media of your book in your suitcase or getting dropped in a bin with the hashtag #BookDropGhana.
Pass the challenge on! Encourage your friends and family to donate by tagging them in your #BookDropGhana posts.
WHERE WILL MY BOOKS GO?
SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES
Your donation will go to school and community libraries across the country in need of quality books. We will ensure that communities in each of Ghana’s 10 regions receive books and will find appropriate schools and community libraries by scouting for them on the ground. You can also nominate a school or community and schools can apply themselves to receive a consignment of #BookDropGhana books.
Libreria Ghana has vast experience in building and maintaining libraries in underserved communities in Ghana. Their library at Gem Star School in Ashaiman serves 500 kindergarten to JHS students, while at the Nipanka Anglican Preparatory School in the Ashanti region nearly 700 children aged two-16 benefit from access to quality books. Libreria has the infrastructure in place to ensure your donation makes its way into the right hands.
TRACK YOUR BOOK
It’s easy to find out where your book ends up. Write your name and dedication in the front of the book and you can track it’s whereabouts using our fully searchable online system at bookdropghana.libib.com. Search by book title first, then, if there’s more than one copy, go into the ‘Notes’ section of the listing to see which book is yours. You can then discover which library received your donation.