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News - September 19, 2014

Jordan Middle School helps start 13 libraries in Africa

Through locally rooted organization, school collects more than 13,000 books for African students, communities

by Elena Kadvany

With 1,000 books and $500, you can build a library in Africa.

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Posted by Enough!
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Sep 22, 2014 at 10:46 am

Nice. Now try putting a few in the Appalachian Mountains. They need help too.

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Posted by Crescent Park Mom
a resident of Crescent Park
on Sep 22, 2014 at 10:56 am

Annie McQueen, you set such a wonderful example for our Jordan students. We miss you already! Thank you for all the wonderful things you have done not only for the African Library Project, but also for all the wonderful things you have done that only the Jordan community knows about.

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Posted by Sparty
a resident of another community
on Sep 23, 2014 at 9:54 am

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Once a month at Cubberly there are book giveaways. Literally thousands of books. And there are a bunch of folks who take around a thousand to...who knows where. Seems like the transport issue is the only problem in getting books distributed. Maybe someone should ask the folks who are taking all those books. Hard to imagine they keep them at home. It's the same people every month.

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