INTERNATIONAL BOOK PROJECT BLOG: ON THE FLY
International Book Project: Mission
International Book Project collects, sorts, and ships donated books in response to requests from around the world
International Book Project: Vision
International Book Project promotes literacy in underserved areas of the world, both domestic and abroad.
International Book Project: Values
International Book Project believes: • Literacy empowers individuals and provides opportunity • In building relationships with local and global organizations • In a grassroots donor base • Everyone deserves access to books • Worthy books deserve a second life!
LEXRead FOR LITERACY!
CELEBRATE WITH US! International Book Project and UNESCO’s International Literacy Day are 50! We’re celebrating with parties and public readings all around Lexington today! 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. – Susan Ishmael, Writer and IBP Board Member, International Book Project Warehouse, 1440 Delaware Avenue, Lexington KY 9:30-10:30 a.m. – Young Adult novelist Sarah Combs reads from “The Light Fantastic,” […]
International Partner Perspective: Ethiopia
If you follow our facebook, you know what shipping looks like on our end. Have you ever wondered what our partners experience? Matthew Jellick is currently working in Ethiopia and helped coordinate a sea container shipment to his local university. Below is an excerpt from his blog about his experience. Over the past few months […]
Thank You From the Philippines
Thank You: Philippines Words cannot express how appreciative we are to receive thank you letters from our partners. We thank you for being so dedicated to promoting literacy and changing the world one day at a time through packing, shipping and donating books. Here is an example of how much you mean to a school […]
Getting to Know You: AmeriCorps VISTA Edition
In late August, we welcomed a new member to the IBP Team. Charla Hamilton is serving as a member of the Plantory’s AmeriCorps VISTA network and coordinating our Books as Bridges and Local Donations Programs this year. We asked Charla a few questions and this is what she had to say– 1. What drew you to […]
Why Literacy Matters
The beginning of October brings to mind thoughts of pumpkin spice lattes, brightly colored falling leaves, crisp air, and the eagerness to curl up with a good book. October is National Book Month, so what better way to bring in the fall season than to raise awareness about literacy? Generally, people think of global literacy […]
Getting to Know: Our New Executive Director
If you’ve been following along, we’ve introduced you to several new faces in the IBP office and today you are going to meet one more-the final piece to our puzzle. So grab a cup of coffee, a comfortable chair and sit back as you learn more about our new Executive Director, Lisa Fryman. What drew […]
Getting to Know You: Part 3
This week we are interviewing a new face in the IBP office. Merritt Rohlfing is our new Operations Manager. Learn more about Merritt and stop by the office to welcome him! What drew you to work in a nonprofit? I got into nonprofit because I didn’t enjoy working in corporate America, and as someone who […]