A group of four Excelsior Springs women are on a mission to collect a thousand paperback books by August 18th to supply a library in a foreign nation. Group member and author Stephany Hughes says she had to be a part of this project to help disadvantaged children.

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Mrs. Hughes speaks about the need for literature in that nation.

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The group is also accepting donations for the $500 it will cost to ship the books overseas; you can drop off your paper backs at the Mid Continent Public Library in Excelsior Springs or go to the African Library Project.