The Director of Public Libraries in Afghanistan communicated to Melinda Hoffman that there are no children's books in Afghan libraries. The idea of a children's book collection is a new concept to the Afghan people. To make matters more difficult, in Afghanistan the print industry is basically nonexistent. We know that there is a need for children's literature in Afghanistan, so we are starting at the very beginning. We have been offered library space in the Kabul Public Library with a librarian to oversee the books that we send. We will begin with this first collection of books as our initial project. The collection will comprise 100 books for the first shipment. Additional funds will allow even more titles and more translations. We are a lean, mean machine with every dollar going into books and their translations.