Adopt a Library

You can provide children and their families with a place to gather, read and learn

In many of the smaller communities in Africa where CODE works, the local school or community library is the only place where children and adults can find books and other reading materials.

"A child goes to a shelf and picks out a book that looks interesting: a book that mirrors their own life and experience; a book in their own language; a book with engaging illustrations that speak to them. This may not seem like an extraordinary act. But until the arrival of CODE in many smaller communities in Africa, the students had never seen children’s books like this before. They had only seen textbooks that they had to share with several other students. And in some cases, there were no books at all."

Support a place to read!

You can help make this a reality by adopting a library. Rally together your family, friends or colleagues and provide children and their families with a place to gather, read and learn.

Your contributions help to cover the cost of library furniture, shelves full of books and professional training for library staff. In 2017/18, CODE’s Adopt a Library Program is supporting the establishment of school and community libraries in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Your support will help to create a child-friendly library that will help students learn, explore and discover the world through a variety of high-quality books.

Adopting a library is easy – just choose an unadopted library and start fundraising! If you would like us to add your name to the website, just give us a call at 1-800-661-2633 ext. 245 or send us an email at donor.donateur@code.ngo.

Still need convincing?

For Teachers and Librarians

Your class, school or youth group can adopt a library and learn more about a community in Africa. Organize a read-a-thon, a book sale, or an innovative fundraising activity. Launch a challenge to another class or another school. Start small. Visit the CODE website and watch your library grow. You can help CODE and our local partners create a place for a student to do their homework, research new subjects and discover the world around them. Just call CODE at 1-800-661-2633 ext. 245 or email us at codehq@code.ngo. You can let us know if you would like your school listed on the CODE website.

Please note that the needs may vary from country to country. All donations to the Adopt a Library program will be used for the library identified. In the case of a surplus, CODE will direct funds where the need is greatest.

"I come from far away to school. I love the reading room because it's the only place I can find lots of different books I like to read."
— A 15 year old girl from Ethiopia

"We wanted to share with others our Mother’s dedication to education, and our own as well, to reading and to libraries as essential for free thought. Adopting a library through CODE is something we are proud to have done.”
— The Moure family adopted a library in memory of their mother, Mary Irene Moure

To follow you will find the libraries available for adoption this year in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Thank you for your interest in the Adopt a Library program!
Sierra Leone Liberia

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, Maforki Chiefdom, Port Loko
0 %
This community library is located in Maforki Chiefdom, Port Loko, Sierra Leone and serves a community of over 220 students as well as their families. The library is a resource centre for teachers and students to complete assignments, enjoy reading and support learning needs.
Amount Raised: $0.00
Goal: $2500.00
Sierra Leone, Maforki Chiefdom, Port Loko
100 %
This community library is located in Maforki Chiefdom, Port Loko, Sierra Leone and serves a community of over 530 students as well as their families. The library is a resource centre for teachers and students to complete assignments, enjoy reading and support learning needs.
Amount Raised: $2500.00
Goal: $2500.00
Sierra Leone, Maforki Chiefdom, Port Loko
0 %
This community library is located in Maforki Chiefdom, Port Loko, Sierra Leone and serves a community of 225 students as well as their families. The library is a resource centre for teachers and students to complete assignments, enjoy reading and support learning needs.
Amount Raised: $0.00
Goal: $2500.00
Sierra Leone, Chiefdom, Petifu -Lokomasama, Port Loko
26 %
This community library is located in Petifu -Lokomasama, Chiefdom, Port Loko, Sierra Leone and serves a community of 480 students as well as their families. The library is a resource centre for teachers and students to complete assignments, enjoy reading and support learning needs. 
Amount Raised: $650.00
Goal: $2500.00
Sierra Leone, Maforki Chiefdom, Port Loko
0 %
This community library is located in Maforki Chiefdom, Port Loko, Sierra Leone and serves a community of over 200 students as well as their families. The library is a resource centre for teachers and students to complete assignments, enjoy reading and support learning needs. 
Amount Raised: $0.00
Goal: $2500.00

Liberia

Liberia, Montserrado County, Po River
9 %
This public school is located in Po River, Montserrado County, Liberia and serves a community of over 1000 people.  Like many towns in this area, there is no public library and the school’s library serves the entire community. The library is used by high school students (from this school and other schools) completing schoolwork, members of the community who have access to newspapers and get other information for their work like farming and other businesses.  
Amount Raised: $235.00
Goal: $2500.00
Liberia, Kakata, Margibi County
0 %
This public school is located in Kakata, Margibi County, Liberia and serves a community of over 5000 people. Like many towns in this area, there is no public library and the school’s library serves the entire community. The library is used by high school students (from this school and other schools) completing school work, members of the community who have access to newspapers and get other information for their work like farming and other businesses.
Amount Raised: $0.00
Goal: $2500.00
Liberia, County, King’s Farm Careysburg
0 %
This public school is located in King’s Farm Careysburg, County, Liberia and serves a community of over 3000 people. There is no public library in this town and the school’s library serves the entire community. The library is used by high school students (from this school and other schools) completing schoolwork, providing access to newspapers and for community members to get other information for their work like farming and other businesses.
Amount Raised: $0.00
Goal: $2500.00
Liberia, Kakata, Margibi County
12 %
This public school is located in Kakata, Margibi County, Liberia and serves a community of over 3000 people. Once the library is fully up and running, it will serve the students and teachers as well two other public schools and the people of the community. As this is an all girls’ school, the library will focus on supporting programming specifically meant to advance education for girls in the community.
Amount Raised: $300.00
Goal: $2500.00