Out of the Ashes, Beyond Buildings and Books: Rebuilding of the Reading Room at the Lubuto Model Library in Lusaka, Zambia
Date: May 27, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM in Central Time | 10:00 AM Eastern (US and Canada)
Description: A fire on April 11th, destroyed the Reading Room, which houses the book collection at Lubuto Library Partners’ Model Library in Lusaka, Zambia. Despite the library closure because of the pandemic, the Reading Room remained a beacon of hope for children who visited to access an extensive collection of books and programs. Therefore, the children and the community the library serves are devastated by the loss, a tangible and touching sign of the important role that the library plays in their lives. Many of Lubuto’s supporters have asked how they can help.
Join us to learn more about the assistance the library is receiving to rebuild and expand the physical infrastructure, and the organization’s ongoing need for support to strengthen the human resources that will revive and sustain the library services that are so sorely missed by the children – beyond the buildings and books.
Lubuto’s goal is that the library will come back to serve Zambia’s young people better than ever.
Jane Meyers, President, Lubuto Library Partners
Given Besa, Library Manager, Lubuto Model Library, Lusaka, Zambia
Registration link: https://ala-events.zoom.us/