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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, International, International Development, Literacy, Primary & Elementary Schools, Remedial Reading & Encouragement

Mission: The Library Project donates books and libraries to under financed schools, orphanages and community centers in Asia.

Results: As of December 31, 2017, The Library Project has established 2,572 elementary school libraries. We’ve put more than 1,800,000 local language children’s books into the hands of eager young readers. Over 1,000,000 children now have access to improved educational infrastructure.

Target demographics: Improve children's literacy.

Direct beneficiaries per year: donated 309 elementary school, orphanage and community center libraries

Geographic areas served: Vietnam and China

Programs: Libraries, children's literacy programs and teacher training.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Ellen D.3

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been a regular donor to The Library Project since they started over a decade ago because I value and support their mission. Education is the key to success in the world. The Library Project provides books to underserved populations throughout Asia. Check out the pictures on their website to see just how thrilled these children are to have fun and interesting books
available to them in colorful, child-friendly libraries . I believe that helping out at this micro level - library by library - creates a ripple effect of opportunity and success in the world.

Sam B.2

Donor

Rating: 5

I donated to The Library Project and followed the organization’s work while living and working in China. They have done fantastic work in rural communities in East Asia.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I first had the privilege of meeting Tom Stader (Founder and Executive Director of the Library Project) 8 years ago, after his presentation at a TEDxCanton event that was held in Guangzhou, China. When I initially learned about the mission and vision of his organization, I immediately knew that I wanted to help by joining The Library Project's efforts in any way I possibly could. Tom's clear dedication to supporting and encouraging women leaders in this organization has really impressed me over the years, especially since I believe that empowering girls and women to lead is essential in today's world full of complex challenges. While meeting some of The Library Project's full time staff in Shanghai a few years back, I could tell they all shared a tangible sense of being part of a strong team, fully focused on solving difficult and yet critically important problems. Through such a simple and yet elegant solution (donations of books and library equipment), The Library Project has been changing children's lives by getting them more excited about learning to read and encouraging them to become more involved in a lifelong habit of reading. And by providing much-needed training and literacy-related resources for school staff that are often located in very remote areas, The Library Project has also been creating new possibilities for countless children, many of whom might have gone overlooked otherwise.

Thankfully, I was able to rally some friends of mine together in Nanjing to organize a "Nanjing Foodies" charity dinner in support of the Library Project several years ago, and I have been a monthly donor to the organization for quite some time. Tom even agreed to present at the TEDxYouth event I organized in Nanjing all the way back in 2012. And more recently, I was thrilled to accept an offer to join the Board of the Library Project this summer (2018). I'm looking forward to continuing to build up support for this truly outstanding organization, which has already celebrated fantastic successes in China, Vietnam, and the surrounding areas, and which has exciting potential to expand into even more countries in the years to come. Thanks for everything so far Tom and TLP team- I can't wait to see what the next few years will bring :-)

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A great organization with an important mission. I highly recommend The Library Project!

1 Minh Chau Nguyen N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with TLP is such an amazing experience. they brought along their heart in every library donation that they made.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Library Project is an incredible organization that helps the advancement of education by donating libraries to underfunded elementary schools in rural regions of Asia. They are changing the lives of young children, one book at a time.

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Tom S.5 06/21/2018

Thank you for your kind words!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Lubraries for kids. . Such important work. Keep it up!!

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Tom S.5 06/21/2018

Thank you for your kind words!

3 Sandy Y.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Library Project is a great organization that dedicates itself to one goal - improve children literacy in rural area in Asia, and makes it nearly perfect. They are a small organization but is highly efficient and transparent, and constantly improves and innovates. Would be happy to see more independent and small nonprofit organizations thrive like this.

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Tom S.5 06/21/2018

Thank you Sandy! Your support has been huge over the years. :-)

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Donor

Rating: 5

The immensely valuable work that The Library Project does cannot easily be "rated" in stars on a website that overviews nonprofit organizations. If you want to see with your own eyes the joy and human happiness that The Library Project gives directly to children in the developing wold, go to their website and look at the smiling faces of the next generation of our shared humanity.

https://www.library-project.org/

More than 10 years, 2,500 libraries with age and language appropriate books enhancing children's lives in some of the poorer parts of our planet.

More than 1 million children's lives touched by the gift of knowledge.

Education is Change, and through the generous donations of corporations and individuals such as yourself The Library Project helps facilitate that change.

Be a part of it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing work helping children who need it. It’s about education and literacy, but they do everything in a fun way for the children. The organization itself has great leadership and is full of people who are dedicated to their work.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Library Project is a great organization run by great people! I apprecite the transparency of the organization. I know my donation makes a difference. For years I’ve made a monthly recurring donation and I love how I receive email updates with pictures and stories about the libraries I help fund.

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Donor

Rating: 5

A wonderful nonprofit to work with. They are changing the world one library at a time for our youth! An exceptional concept and the people who work here are amazing! Thank you for what you all do!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I work as an educator and mental health professional in Arizona, USA. I've been donating to The Library Project for over ten years and continue to be impressed with their work . The Library Project has identified the key component to achieving independence, success, and personal fulfillment - literacy. By encouraging a love of reading and learning, The Library Project helps every child they impact move closer to being the best they can be. The more you know about this organization, the more you'll want to be involved in promoting it in whatever way works for you.