Thanks to Coughlan Companies
Pictured are samples of the great books donated by Coughlan Companies. We are thrilled with the donation of over 4,000 new, hardback books from this supportive publisher.
Thanks to Barnes & Noble
We thank the management at the Barnes & Noble store in Round Rock for choosing Libraries of Love as their seasonal charity this year. Also, thanks to all the volunteers who came on weekends to represent us and to all of you who donated books. We collected 883 books. There will be some smiles in Uganda!
Library #45. Today we organized Eagles Nest High School! Thanks for your work Paula, Grace, Elisa, and Peter, our new librarian. Our 2018 projects included this new library and the restocking of 12 existing libraries with 13,000 books. An all volunteer organization, Libraries of Love has created libraries in 38 schools in Uganda and 7 schools in Kenya. We are excited and proud to say that more than 100,000 students have had access to books in our libraries since the first Library of Love was created at Namirembe Primary School in Kampala in 2005.
Schoolgirls in Maasai land
7 libraries created in Maasai land
In 2017, we provided 7 libraries in Maasai land in Kenya, each very remote. There are paths and cow pastures weaving through Maasai land, but not regular roads. However, the trucking company was able to deliver just as volunteers arrived to assemble the libraries. We provided 4 primary libraries and 3 secondary. Please keep checking our website and on Libraries of Love’s Facebook page for the latest updates. Stepping out of the box is not always easy, but it has great rewards. Uganda will continue to be our focus, but how exciting to also provide for Maasai young people.
SPECIAL BOOK DONATIONS
We are extremely excited about a list of books created for Libraries of Love by volunteers Jim and Ellen Matthews, almost all with African themes / settings. Many are set in Uganda or Kenya. Can you imagine the big eyes as the students look at these books with familiar faces and places? You can donate books directly from the list on Amazon.
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