2021 books on their way
May 3, 2021 – Celebrating!
This year’s shipment of approximately 10,000 books is on its way to the port at Houston. It will take about 2 months to reach Uganda.
This is our 16th year providing books to schools in Uganda. Our libraries only receive hard cover books, which are new or like new. Each book has a Dewey spine label and a pocket and card for borrowing.
Many thanks to Jim Matthews who has handled the huge task of arranging shipping each year!
Fourth grade class borrowing books at Gangama Primary in February 2020 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.
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.