Nov. 7 … 5:30 … Pflugerville Community Church
Mark your calendar! Libraries of Love’s annual BBQ dinner / fundraiser is going to be incredible this year! Espera, a Congolese refugee that attended one of our schools in Uganda will speak, and Jonathan, a piano virtuoso, will play. You won’t want to miss these two outstanding young men. You will also receive an update on Libraries of Love. Our best dinner ever. Looking forward to your company! Thank you PCC for hosting. We are blessed.
An all volunteer organization, Libraries of Love has created libraries in 36 schools in Uganda and reached an estimated 70,000 students since 2005. Thanks to the individuals, groups, book publishers, distributors, and library material suppliers who support our cause.
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Facebook posts from Executive Director Trudy Marshall (October 7, 2015):
SO EXCITED! Just received a whole pallet of books from Rainbow Publishing! Will post pictures later! Our goal…15,000 books total – one new library, 13 restocks….we will do it!!
The first box I opened from Rainbow Publishers contained copies of ‘Smithsonian Universe – The Definitive Visual Guide’. There are going to be excited students in Uganda enjoying and learning. Anxious to open more boxes!
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Facebook post from Trudy (June 26, 2015):
Our incredible team boarded the airplane an hour ago to return to the States. They restocked 11 libraries (which is more difficult than doing new ones), and created 3 new libraries. They spent time with many young people, sang and visited in classes, took boda rides through the bush, and made many new friends. I will miss them!
More than Books
Libraries of Love Team 2015 rode motorbikes through the countryside sharing love with kids and adults. The team handed out suckers and toothbrushes. Those in the bush will always remember the time when the mzungus arrived on 8 bodas.
A lifelong partnership
We appreciate Babirye Sophie. She has been a Libraries of Love librarian for 6 years. Over 800 students come to borrow books each week at Ugandan Martyrs Primary. The library has had many visitors, such as those from the Red Cross and Operation Uganda. Sophie said she especially loves the 2-day librarian meeting sponsored by Libraries of Love where she gets to interact with other librarians. She also loves reading novels. Cheers for Sophie!