A CASINO librarian has collected enough books to fill a shipping container and is now hoping to raise $10,000 to build a library to house them in a remote Tanzanian village.
Taryn Kelly worked at a school in Tanzania in 2005 and since her return to Australia in 2007 she has been collecting books to send back.
"When I was there every-one was always asking me for books. They are desperate for them," she said.
Ms Kelly described the village of Uwiro as "extremely isolated" and said most of the people there are subsistence farmers. "But there are some job opportunities if they are able to speak English, which is why they are so desperate for books," she said.