Update August 28, 2018: We reached our goal!
Thank you to EVERYONE for helping us reach out goal of $15,000! We are thrilled!! And just in time, our shipment leaves next month. More updates to come!
Give books. Give Hope.
Once a major center of learning in the Middle East, the library at the University of Mosul was destroyed by ISIS when they occupied the city in June 2014. The militants methodically burned nearly all of the one million books, manuscripts, and historic maps saving only a few chemistry textbooks that they used to build crude explosives. The rest were considered “blasphemous.”
One of the finest libraries in the Middle East was burned to the ground. The Iraqi-American Reconciliation Project (IARP) has held a book drive for Mosul to restore the library as a credible resource center at one of the Middle East’s most important universities.
IARP has collected over 7,000 books to help restock the shelves of the University of Mosul library and $7,000 of the $15,000 needed to cover shipping and handling costs. In addition, we are sending 5,000 pairs of reading glasses from the Veterans for Peace chapter in Boulder, Colorado for the Mosul community.
We are so grateful to our volunteers and donors for the excellent books we have collected, and our friends in Mosul can’t wait to receive them!
Our books include much-needed academic resources in:
- Humanities (history, art, music, literature, classics, etc.)
- Medical school texts and references
- Sciences and Technology
- References (dictionaries, full sets of encyclopedias, etc.) with a 2003 publish date or newer
- Journals (2016 date or newer)
We would appreciate any contribution towards shipping and handling - even a donation of $10 or $20 will help!
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