Lubuto celebrates its 10th anniversary!
Focus on Lubuto Volunteers
National Symposium on the Zambia Library Service and Library Information Bill
Focus on staff training and education
Focus on Lubuto outreach
710 LubutoLiteracy lessons completed and ready to launch
Our fourth library!
Lubuto enters rural Zambia
Our 2013 Annual Report is now available
LubutoDrama as effective reading promotion
Early lessons from Mumuni Library
Lubuto collection research
EIFL. 9 January 2018. "EIFL Public Training Initiative in Zambia." Learn about the partnership between EIFL and LIAZ targeting 12 Zambian public libraries, including Lubuto Libraries, with the goal of building "digital technology and professional skills of public library staff to enable them to initiate new public library services that use technology to meet community needs."
USAID Press Release, December 28, 2017. "U.S.-Zambia Public Library Partnership Targets At-Risk Youth." Read about the opening of the USAID/ASHA-funded Lubuto Mthunzi American Youth Library in peri-urban Lusaka West
Press release, May 11, 2017. "Libraries thriving as partners in Zambia Lubuto Library Partners support ZEPH." Read about the new Zambian Educational Publishing House (ZEPH) kiosk opening on May 22nd on the grounds of Ngwerere Lubuto Library
Zambian Eye. 4 April 2017. "Lubuto Library door opens to a Zambian child for the millionth time." Learn more about the millionth Lubuto Library visi
Press release, March 31, 2017. "Library door opens for a Zambian child for the millionth time." Read entire release.
Mbangu, Ben. “Offer yourselves to the service of others, CCDP advises librarians.” Lusaka: The Mast, 26 March 2017, p. 3. Article reporting on the training workshop held at Mumuni Library
EIFL. 15 March 2017. "Congratulations to 19 African Library Innovators!" Ngwerere Library's manager, Besa, was selected as one of 19 people chosen to be a part of the IYALI (Initiative 'African Young Library Innovators') learning experience. Her profile is included in the article
Mulenga, Justina. Daily Nation. "Early motherhood not a barrier to access education." 2 March 2017. Profile on Josephine, one of the DREAMS scholarship recipients, and her experiences at Ngwerere Library
Phiri, Lucky (Hone FM). 24 February 2017. Watch a video from the DREAMS kickoff at Ngwerere Lubuto Library
Mulenga, Justina. Daily Nation. "Girls account for 71% of new HIV infections in Sub-Saharan Africa" 24 February 2017. Article on the Zambian Minister of Gender's remarks at the DREAMS kick-off at Ngwerere Lubuto Library in Lusaka
Grace is a 10-year-old girl who is deaf, she can’t hear nor can she talk or sign. The children call her "chibulu" which means "deaf person" in the local language, Cinyanja. Every time she visits the library alone or with friends, she knows she firstly needs to sign her name on the sign-in sheet in the Reading Room, because she always asks for the pen, using basic hand signals. Despite her silent communication, she participates in almost every library program; it really amazes all of us, as library staff.
The first day in any new environment can be a pretty scary experience, expectations and anxiety are high, but the biggest fear of them all is “am I going to fit in?”
Last week, I got the chance to spend a few hours in our Fountain of Hope Library in Kamwala.... During my time at the library, I struck up conversation with Michael.* Michael told me his story in considerable detail and it was even more affecting because he is from my hometown up on the Copperbelt.
It’s back to school season and the Ngwerere Lubuto Library is not short of the excitement from the children. So, we've chosen to call it "Back to Lubuto" season.
One of the joys of visiting a Lubuto Library often is seeing familiar faces. The experience is enhanced by interacting with people you’ve seen around but never really got the chance to talk to. Under normal circumstances, this should be a happy experience but my meeting Naluyele for the first time actually had the opposite effect. It made me quite sad.
"I come to the library a lot and I love drawing pictures I find in books. I'd like to be an artist."
"I like to read about animals. I regularly attend Book Club and would like to be a doctor when I grow up."