SATURDAY,  SEPT. 21ST was the date of the premiere of our 2nd little library ~ the 

Giraffe Library donated by Jackie Detmers of Sandy Utah.

Children showing off their new books ! Much joy was expressed. 

A huge thank you to our Ugandan team who made this happen.  L-R. Sharifah Shantall, Dir. of Operations,  Sam Bagenda, CEO and Salt Swartz our Secretary. 

Excited kids showing off their first book ~

Dedicating a library is a time for gratitude and a dedicatory prayer is offered by one of the children named FIK in the red hat.  They  bow heads and children momentarily go silent  as FIK  prays and they all give thanks for this gift. 


         Donated by Robert Dean of Sugarhouse, Utah.  Children braved the rain to be                there and the Kids Read Team did a great job of organizing this event !

Here Sam explains what Kids Read is by using the new poster to show them other kids just like them !  We  help Little Learners Read !

Cake and a beverage are provided to each child at the dedication of the library. This is a rare treat for them.

Washing hands  at the
"Sanitation Station".

Dedicated  December 17, 2019

Housing in Katwe 

Children arrive by piggy back with siblings, then get organized by Sam,  Sharifah and Makindye Division Children's Chairman Kikomekeo Batte into lines prior

to learning about hand washing.  

Our stellar crew consisting of l-r  Salt, Sharifah, Sam and Edison get things ready for the premiere of the library in Katwe.    Below the kids line up with their drinks... a rare treat for them. 

Kids love a party and here they show off their beverages they just got. Now for a  bite of cake too.

Children bring their brothers and sisters via piggy back !

Children enjoyed a nice beverage and cake along with getting their first books !

Two curious little boys check out the library.

Kids Read staff consisting of David Muyanja, Dir. of Finance and Sharifah Shantall, Operations Director,  pose with kids prior to distributing books.

Here Secreatary Salt helps feed a small child some cake. 

Sharifah meeting with children the day before the event as she passes out invites.

The Tortoise/Turtle Library making girls and boys smile !



Katwe is the location of the Kids Read 3rd Little Library.  Donated by Martin Smart of Utah, it is the Gorilla Library.  The rains let up long enough for our  team of helpers to premiere this valuable library to some very excited children.  As per our routine, each child got a fruity drink and a piece of cake ~

In spite of the rain, we had a great turnout at the premier of the Turtle Library.  Here the children huddle under a roof while it rains and they wait for the party to begin.

Commissioner Chico and Kabalagala Reader Leader Trevor getting ready to hand out books. 

It is inspiring to us to see how enthusiastic  the children are to receive this gift !

Our first "Little Library" was launched on August  4th, 2019 to the delight of all the children that came to get their books. Each child was given a flavored drink and told how to use the library.  ​City Officials were present.   The  Lion  Library was donated by Jackie Detmers & Lynda Brown of Utah

CEO Sam Bagenda explains the Gorilla as 

a Mascot to the librry to a young admirer.

Kids love the books !  Even the boy on the right with the shirt on his head to stay dry !

And the boy pulling the funny face in front of him.  !!

Children holding invite flyer to library premiere. 

Children crowd around the little library to see the books which now belong to them. 

The Nsambya Little Library was gifted to the children of Nsambya by Jeannine Marlowe and family. This is the 5th library Kids Read has dedicated.  More children turned out for this dedication than ever before!  We added

two  new features: the Sanitation Station where children were taught the importance of washing their hands  and a wonderful banner announcing our presence that day!  Great job by our Uganda Team ~

       KATWE  !

Premiered Nov. 9, 2019


      Dedicated February 9, 2020