Monday, September 22, 2008

Back to School Means Back to Books: New Libraries Now Open

Ethiopia Reads started the 2008-09 school year with a bang, opening the doors of new libraries for children in Addis Ababa and Awassa. These libraries are used by students, teachers and school directors, providing a safe and inviting environment for study and reading.

Ethiopia Reads opens approximately one new library every month. We are closing in on our goal of opening 30 libraries by the end of 2008.

Ethiopia Reads libraries are planted in partnership with families, businesses, schools, community and civic groups in the United States. Our sincere thanks to our 2008 library sponsors:

Trees for Life, Wichita, KS
Georgia O'Keefe Elementary School, Albuquerque, NM
Carl and Christine Griffin, Denver, CO
Lynda M. Goldstein of The LMG Foundation, Denver, CO
Rotary International
Carol Alexander and Steve Cornetet, Denver, CO
Schroeder Middle School, Grand Forks, ND
Sarah Klingenberger, Neenah, WI
Parents and Friends of Wide Horizons Agency, Children's Home Society and Family Services, AAI and Christin World Adoption Agency
The Family of Marvin and Jeanette Klevberg
Colorado DECA Club
St. Anthony Park Elementary School, St. Paul, MN
Dan and Ann Wilds, Houston, TX
The George C. and Patricia Ann Fisher Foundation
The Wattis Foundation, Denver, CO
Lily Lakew Family, San Francisco, CA
Wezyero Tenaye and Behailu Mekbib, San Francisco, CA
Sheryl Meredith Family, San Francisco, CA
Sam Tadesse, San Francisco, CA