Our Mission Statement

The purpose of Libraries of Love is to promote literacy in Africa by partnering with Africans to create libraries in individual schools, provide financial support to assist in the educational development of individuals, and address humanitarian needs in Africa.

Helping create a reading culture in Uganda and Kenya.

March 23, 2023 – The container arrived today. Over 10,000 books were delivered to 23 schools. Thankfully, the team in Texas put the name on each box of the receiving school, using different colored labels. The 230 boxes were delivered in four towns. Many thanks to those who helped unload. Special thanks to Herbert Segujja for simply taking charge of the entire process and working 12 hours straight. He gave directions to all, but probably moved more boxes than anyone. Also, thanks to Tony, my boda driver, for delivering boxes to various schools and taking all the boxes for Kenya to storage. Extra special thanks to the Texas team and our donors that make this possible! We also appreciate our awesome customs agent, John Kisitu!

May 19, 2023 – What a great group of Dell volunteers from CFS2T Services. Despite problems with our printer, they kept at it with smiles on their faces and completed all 21 boxes we needed processed. Special thanks to Randy Maynard for bringing his group out today. Pictured standing are Baldemar, Sabra, Christina, Julian, Mary, Randy, Harmonie and Mark. Seated are Amber and Shawn. Read more.

One of Libraries of Love’s 49 beautiful school libraries! We believe the African child deserves libraries equal to American young people. There are 43 school libraries in Uganda and 6 in Kenya. In addition, we have 3 prison libraries in Uganda.

Students crowd the library and hold their books high to show what they are reading.

Many thanks to supporters Lynne and Anne Dobson for their firm faith in our mission and for funding this wonderful video showing Libraries of Love’s work in Uganda. The video was produced by Micah DeKorne, Co-Founder + Creative Director | DESIGNED4.

Our Libraries

Libraries of Love was started in 2005. We now have 39 school libraries in Uganda, 6 in Kenya and 3 prison libraries. We provide each school with books equal to three times its number of students. We also provide book shelving, painting and new ceilings if needed, plus sheer curtains to keep the dirt our, but let light in. Librarian training is constant.

Sponsored Students

Libraries of Love also has a sponsored student program. Twelve sponsored students are now university graduates. These students are employed as nurses, bankers, an attorney, procurement arranging safaris, as well as local travel, hotel management, chefs, and civil engineering. Currently, 56 students have sponsors. Ten of these are in college.

Humanitarian Aid

A special part of Libraries of Love is the humanitarian work. Often medical needs are met, uniforms and shoes are provided at schools for those who are the neediest, and food is provided for families that are without. Each time a need is identified, supporters come to our aid and provide funds. We are grateful.

Our History

We just completed our 18th year of providing libraries to schools in Uganda and Kenya, but it all started with a simple request by our world-traveling executive director to her former pastor. The result led to books that would build bridges for African students, sponsorships that would see some all the way through college, and humanitarian assistance that changed the lives of many.