MICRO
LIBRARIES
We believe that humanitarian programming is most effective when the local population is involved. All of our programs are co-led by a nonprofit organization with extensive experience in the local context. These partner organizations help Millie’s implement needs assessments, gather local input, and ensure the long-term sustainability of our programs. This approach ensures that our programs are sustainable, community-driven, and responsive to local needs.

Standard Micro Library

A typical Millie's Micro Library features 4 bookshelves with 400-600 books on locally relevant topics. As a matter of policy, roughly 10-15% of each installation includes books on Millie's core topics: human rights, women's health, healthy relationships, and regional history and culture. The remaining collection can be customized based on user interest and a partner organization's goals. Before agreeing to install a micro library in a new area, Millie’s conducts an assessment to ensure a lack of local library or bookstore resources. We are committed to operating in areas where we are supported by the local community and will not unintentionally harm the local economy through a duplication of services. Whenever possible, Millie’s utilizes paid refugee labor to construct our micro libraries.

custom reading installations

If you are an organization that serves a displaced population returning home during reconstruction efforts, our Standard Micro Library may not fit your needs. If your community is in need of support beyond a Standard Micro Library, please submit a Letter of Inquiry through our Partnership process outlined here.

textbook procurement

Upon request, Millie's may partner with educational institutions in refugee settlements to procure primary-level textbooks. If you are a nonprofit organization or school in need of this type of support, please submit a Letter of Inquiry through our Partnership process outlined here.