inspiring literacy, building friendship

We develop English libraries in communities of Morocco that need them and want them, in collaboration with local high school teachers (where?). These libraries and the after-school clubs we partner with are a "space for great things to happen," including a love of literature and civic and environmental engagement. We also encourage and support young writers and share their voices with others in Morocco and beyond. Our goal is to inspire the joy of learning and to help motivated young people know they can make a positive difference in this world.

PLANS FOR THE 1ST HALF OF 2021: A public library in Biougra at the new Access Language Center, in support of reading groups and literacy classes; another school library in northern Morocco (Sidi Slimane); and an expanded national writing competition for students.

Your tax-deductible support makes this possible.


The ebook of stories from the 2020 MLP Short Story Competition is available now!

The 2021 Competition is going on through May 10th.

To sign up, please contact Larbi Arbaoui at
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"Draw your ideas with those letters!" ~Hiba Baqrtit, 2020 participant
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From the OliveSeed blog
The new Access Language Center, Sparkling the Candles of Readers
"We believe that bringing people together to read and discuss as a group is one of the best ways to inspire a culture of reading and to boost critical thinking!"​
~Ali Amhal, Biougra 
From the OliveSeed blog
Morocco Library Project — My Second Home
"Do you believe that books can affect us exactly as people do? That's the lesson I've learned through my three years’ experience with Morocco Library Project (MLP), my second home and my inspiration."

~Ferdawss Ben Malk,Taroudant 

From the MLP Videos

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"Reading is the most beautiful thing in life, simply because it is our window to the wide world out there and a bridge between cultures east and west."

~Nezha, age 16, Erfoud 


Our goal is to inspire the joy of learning, and for young people to know they can make a positive difference in this world. ​


Donations in the U.S. are tax deductible. 

We are grateful for your support.


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We manage Morocco Library Project as part of our 501c3 public charity nonprofit OliveSeed (EIN 82-1693564).

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