Inscribed donated books on display at opening celebration of the first Lubuto Library, Lusaka, Zambia, September 2007
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Books donated by U.S. First Lady Laura Bush for the first Lubuto Library
Kaunda- Caps for Sale 1
Founding President of the Republic of Zambia Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda reads Caps for Sale at opening of first Lubuto Library
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Lubuto Library Partners are so grateful to the generous book donors and publishers who made it possible for us to offer the best children’s books…and connect children with the best authors and illustrators in Lubuto Libraries
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Lubuto Library Partners founders from the U.S. and Zambia lay the organization’s groundwork in 2004 at the Congress of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) in Cape Town, South Africa, thanks to generous support from USBBY members.
Lubuto Library Partners were instrumental in establishing the Zambia Board on Books for Young People (ZBBY) in 2008
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ZBBY’s first activity was holding two book-making workshops, funded by IBBY’s Yamada Fund and conducted by Anne Pellowski and Helen Kennedy at the first Lubuto Library and with the community who will host the third Lubuto Library, in October 2011.
Participants, including Ministry of Education official Peggy Chilema,read the books they produced at the opening of the second Lubuto Library at the Ngwerere School in Lusaka in November 2011.
Lubuto organized a workshop on writing for children with award-winning Zambian author Ellen Banda-Aaku at the Fountain of Hope Lubuto Library in September 2012
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
Sweden’s Ambassador to Zambia Lars Ronnås reads Pippi Longstocking to the children at the first Lubuto Library to commemorate Lubuto’s ALMA nomination in 2009
Lubuto Library Partners are very honored to have been nominated for the ALMAin 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
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Lubuto Library Partners were nominated for IBBY’s Asahi Reading Promotion Award in 2008 by USBBY and in 2012 by USBBY and ZBBY