We want to donate 1000 books to our street libraries in 2024. 

We have adopted two street libraries, in Soweto and Alexandra. We often stock the cubbies with books that get donated to us and new books we get funding to purchase. The request for children’s books keeps growing as the communities engage with the libraries. By donating, you can help us make the dreams of young children come true:

This is the collection we’re providing in 2024, in at least five languages each.

uLonwabo neGongqongqo The First Story Ever Told  A Multilingual ABC Kwezi 1–3  My Big Name Nala Sings Know my name

Here is the breakdown of the cost:

  • One book in one language is R200 / $10
  • One book in all five languages is R1,000 / $50
  • To give a book every month for the year is R2,400 / $120
  • To a book in every language for the year  R12,000 / $600
  • To build a new street library R150,000 / $7,500

Donate within South Africa

The LitDistrict is managed by the African Book Trust, a registered South African non-profit trust (#IT001176/2016 G), with Section 18A tax-exempt status. The African Book Trust issues the relevant Section 18A tax certificates for contributions made within South Africa.

Donate by EFT

Account Holder: African Book Trust
Bank: FNB
Account number: 62839364213
Branch code: 250655

Donate online (ZAR)


The African Book Trust is supported in the United States by KBFUS, a U.S. public charity within the meaning of Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors are eligible for a U.S. income tax deduction for their contributions, to the extent permitted by U.S. tax law.


Book donations can be brought to Bridge Books: 

98 Commissioner Street
Rand Club building, Between Loveday and Harrison
+27 79 618 9280