In Memorium.... RIP Supiti Dancer AKA Thunder.   One of our first Ambassadors to the Katwe Library. Gone too soon but not forgotten.  


Kudu Library dedication will be delayed due to  Covid-19 precautions. All other libraries will be closed also until further notice. 

On March 22 we began giving the children & their families instructions on how to wash hands and placed hand sanitizer at each of our libraries.

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Kids Read Foundation is a  501c3 . 

​Also Registered & Certified in Uganda, pursuing an NGO

Library Locations  ~ Mascot ~  Sponsor:

Children are desperate to learn ! They have a natural thirst for knowledge.  Above someone created a chalk board on the side of a building  in Katwe, where the children meet each day and try to teach each other.  

"A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance."

         Lyndon Baines Johnson

       President of the United States. 

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Trevor from


                Mission Statement:

To provide books to less privileged children in Uganda  to  encourage them to   read  and enable them to realize their potential for a better future 

Previously dedicated  libraries , their Sponsors  and Mascots listed below. 


                IN  UGANDA

Education is not free in Uganda. Every child's family must pay for their education. . Our mission is to provide books to the under-served children around Kampala, Uganda. We aim to inspire, learn, grow and experience a world to which they might not otherwise be exposed. We want to build upon their dreams, and to help them reach for a better future for themselves and their community. 

Our first "Reader Leader' is Trevor. 

The first Little Library was installed in Kabalagala on August. 4, 2019.  After only 2 weeks,  Trevor had read all 150 books that we had placed in it ! There months later we have three Reader Leaders, Trevor,  Isma from Katwe, and Shakul from Kibuli.   We hope these Reader Leaders will create reading groups for children to share what they have learned with others.   Watch for other "Reader Leaders" from our upcoming new libraries. 

                 Providing children with books tobuild 

future dreams upon through love and imagination !

Reader Leaders!

Our Mission

The first KidsRead "Little Library"  was premiered on August 4, 2019 with the sole purpose of providing books to the under-served children in Uganda.  They are encouraged to take a book, read it and return it for another book.  There are 150 books or more in each library. They range from picture books for the very young, story books,  some early tutorials and work books. We purchase books from local publishers and use local  artisans to build and paint  our libraries. 

        Isma from



Kabalagala                      Lions                      Lynda Brown

Kibuli                                 Giraffe                   Jackie Detmers

Katwe                                Gorilla                   Martin Smart

Kosovo                             Turtle                      Robert Dean

Nsambye                         Hippos                   Jeannine Carroll in memory of  Helen Smartt

Kibuye                              Kudo                        * Edythe  & Earl Hindley (dedication delayed)

Kasanga                          Dolphin                    *Karla Jay

Ndebba                           Ram                            *Highland High Class of '63

Kiwafu                             Leopard                    *Brian Paul 

Kesenyi                           Crow                           *Geoff Partain

Kisugu                             Crane                         *Robert Dean # 2

Namuwongo                Chickadee                * Immatures

Kansango                      Mountain Ram       *Highland Class of '64






Ggaba                              to be sponsored

Kampala:                       Grace Place coming  June 2020.    *Peifer Family

Kabubu Village          Sharinahs New Hope School. Coming June 2020... * King Family

Jinja                                  Jiggers Clinic for Children, coming June 2020 ........*.Shaw Family

*Sponsored by not yet  dedicated