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TEDxPrincetonlibrary: Andromeda Yelton “How to Build 5 Libraries in One Month”

Here’s Andromeda Yelton‘s TEDx talk from this past June at Princeton Public Library in New Jersey.  In 6 minutes and 31 seconds, Andromeda talks about how her and a gang of librarians (see below) earned enough money to build a library in India and then raise enough for 100 extra books, a newspaper subscription, and then, to top it all off, 4 bo0kmobiles in Africa.  All of this, might I add, was done through Twitter/Blogging/Social Media.

I was lucky enough to be part of the gang of librarians I mentioned above.  Much love to the work of Andromeda, Ned Potter, and Jan Holmquist on the awesome Buy India A Library Project.

You can read about the BUY INDIA A LIBRARY project here.

-Post by Justin Hoenke,Tame the Web Contributor

Buy India a Library: UPDATE

First up, the Buy India a Library team wishes to thank everyone that has donated to the project.  Right now, our total amount raised stands at £665, which is more than half of what we need to accomplish our goal of purchasing a village library!  Awesome!

If you have any questions about how the money we raise is being spent, please read our post here: Who spends the money we’re raising, and how?

And finally, Andromeda did this really great interview at ALA Midwinter that explains the project and how it came to be.

Thanks for everything, and if you have a moment or a spare dollar/quid/krone, please help us give India a library!

-Post by Justin Hoenke, Tame the Web Contributor