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Se7en’s Readers Have Done it Again and Built a Library Book by Book…

July 4th, 2017 · 9 Comments

Our readers have done it again and we can’t thank you all enough for your help and support with our Building a Library Book by Book Project… Huge thank you to all of you who helped and sent in the piles and piles of parcels that just kept on arriving!!! On Tuesday last week we packed all the books into the car, and then called a friend for another car… and then Hood 1 quickly passed his driver’s license, because we needed another car… and then we headed out to our school of the year… Oklahoma Street Primary in Macassar.


The books kept pouring in and our garage was loaded with books… it took a day of sorting and boxing just to get ready and good to go…


First we delivered the books…





What an Exciting Day…


And because the packages arrive slowly and book by book we never really notice how many there are until delivery day…


Then the grown-ups chatted…


And we learnt about the school…


And the kids got to know each other better…


The School Tour…









And those book corner shelves are about to get a boost…


And everyone is saving water!!!


And a proud Headmaster showing us his Hall of Fame…


The Library…

We got to see their brand new library… in our last library post I showed you how they had built a library for the school… and they just need some books to fill it up!!!


And they are going to be needing some more shelves… because we sure did bring enough books to fill this library…



And the Books…




Thank you to our Readers…


Wonderful, beautiful and carefully chosen books just kept on arriving…


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Thank you to our Corporate Donors…

Thank you Struik Nature for the fabulous books and the beautiful posters.

Thank you Penguin Random House for the lovely collection of books.

Thank you SanParks Hoerikwagga Group

Thank you to the Cape Explorer Home School Group, Hotel Verde and The Book People

After a lesson at the Hotel Verde, and I blogged about the hotel’s fabulous green-ness recently, the homeschool group was given a gift of an overnight stay… they held a raffle for one lucky winner and with the funds we headed straight for the Book People and bought tons of new books. These guys are great for book sets, fiction and nonfiction, at really reasonable prices. When the Book People heard about our library project they gave us a large discount on the books, just fantastic!!!

And a huge thank you to Supernova Magazine, who supported this project from the start.

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Se7en's Build a Library Book by Book Project for 2017

And that’s us… until next year, when I am sure we will be asking you for books all over again…

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Debbie // Jul 5, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Wonderful! What a legacy for the children at the school. Thank you for letting us all be a part of the joy of giving.

  • 2 se7en // Jul 5, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Hay Debbie, isn’t it amazing, year after year these libraries pop up!!! It really works book by book… thanks for your help, couldn’t have dome it without you!!!

  • 3 Carlien // Jul 5, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    This is great to see how it all came together! Well done! Hope they can get shelves sorted out soon too.

  • 4 dvs // Jul 5, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Wow, well done!!! What an amazing gift!

  • 5 se7en // Jul 9, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Thank you Carlien, it turned out so well… had a fabulous response and the school loved their books!!! I hope they get some shelves up soon too, now that they have seen how many books they have!!!

  • 6 se7en // Jul 9, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Hay dvs, this has to be my favorite project, every single year!!! I just love it!!!

  • 7 Marcia Francois // Jul 18, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    I just love this project – it makes me so, so happy to see all those books for the kids!
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  • 8 se7en // Jul 25, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Isn’t it great Marcia, Huge thank you for your support, it means so much to me to have someone encouraging all the way!!!

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