one of the schools our students attend has a lending library. The closest public libraries in the areas where our students reside are nearly an hour walk and obtaining a library card is very difficult. We began a library a year ago and have about 1,000 books for students in grades K – 12

Book collection is a year-round endeavor. Many books in South Africa are imported and all books are given a “luxury tax” on top of the import tax for those books for which it applies. Because books are so expensive, we ask American friends to transport books to us when they volunteer with ArtWorks for Youth.