On May 5, our shipment arrived safely – all 320 boxes! It took the coordination of several wonderful people, as we are still on lockdown with no cars or other public transport allowed to move. Those who unloaded had to walk to the school. Our LOL coordinator rented a bike and rode endless miles to arrive. Special thanks to Herbert Segujja, our coordinator and John Kisitu, our amazing customs agent! The boxes were unloaded and placed in the library until they can be distributed to all the schools.
We don’t know when we’ll be able to deliver the books to restock 10 libraries and created 3 new ones. Usually there is a team from the USA to do this, but their travel has been canceled because of the pandemic. The restockings are difficult because every book must come off the shelves and be mixed in with new ones. This year, I will need to have some of our Ugandan librarians join me to put the libraries together.
It will happen.
Over the years, Executive Director Trudy Marshall has kept a journal of happenings – good and sometimes not so good – during her stays in Uganda and Kenya. Now, those writings have been compiled into a book.
Donate to receive a print copy, or purchase a Kindle version on Amazon.
Fundraiser a big success
Many, many thanks to our friends / supporters who made our BBQ dinner / fundraiser a success. We appreciate you. Thanks to Brotherton’s Black Iron Barbecue for supplying the meat and to Pflugerville Community Church for providing a great place for our annual event. Additional thanks to all those who donated items for our auction.
Thanks to Garrett for Books
This is a sampling of the books donated by Garrett Book Company. We appreciate their continued support.
We appreciate Mackin
We are thankful for Mackin Educational Resources. They have supported Libraries of Love with hundreds of books each year. They provide a wonderful variety of hardback easy, fiction, and non-fiction books.
Thanks to Coughlan
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.