Fourth grade class borrowing books at Gangama Primary in February before the COVID-19 lockdown.
We did it despite pandemic … 10 libraries restocked … 1 new library
We did it. With the help of librarians and sponsored students, we restocked 10 libraries and created one new library. It was an major effort to get the 13,000 books distributed in Kampala, Mukono, Jinja, and Mbale without the volunteers who normally travel from the U.S. to help. Plus, transportation was shut down as part of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Approximately 22,450 students received hundreds of new books in their libraries, and 2,000 students received a library for the first time. Unfortunately, the children won’t be able to enjoy the books until schools reopen, the timing of which has not been decided by the government.
We have been locked down in Uganda for months. Thanks to those who sponsor and donate we have been able to provide money for food each month to our 48 sponsored students’ families and 47 librarians. You can read more about this in our
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.
We are so thankful for all the supporters who donated books and funding, and special thanks to volunteers who gave their time to make this happen again this year. God bless you one and all. Special thanks to board member Jim Matthews for overseeing the shipping.
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.
Fundraiser a big success
Many, many thanks to our friends / supporters who made our annual 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.