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Book Week Festivities

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The book week festival is carried out every year. During that week there are various book related activities held in different parts of the country. They include a book fair in Kampala, reading tents, both in Kampala and up country, book exhibitions and book donations. The celebrations started as far back as 1997.

The National Library of Uganda (NLU) and the National Book Trust of Uganda (NABOTU) organize activities in up country centres.  This is done in close collaboration with the various local governments, public and community libraries and local booksellers.

Each year, the upcountry activities have a focus centre where NLU joins the Local government to organise teacher/librarian training in library management and a community reading tent for school children. NLU usually donates books to participating schools.

 

Recent National Book Week Festivals:

Year
Theme
Focus centre
1999
Books for the New Millennium
2000
Making books accessible to all
Nakaseke Telecentre & Library
2001
Anytime is reading time
Jinja Public Library
2002
Making Reading a habit
Masaka Public Library
2003
Literacy without borders
Tororo Public Library
2004
Libraries for knowledge and developments
Entebbe Public Library
2005
Promoting African Writers
Hoima Public Library
2006
Literacy for poverty eradication
Kyabutaika Community Library
2007
Enhancing literacy through local languages
Ceazeria Complex Public Library
2008 Publishing for life long learning

Mbarara Public Library

2009 A reading parent, a reading child

Masindi Public Library

2010 Books Enriching your life Mubende Public Library
2011 Books Bridging Gaps Gulu Public Library
2012 Books at 50: Celebrating Books and Literature Buwenge Nambi Seppuya library: Jinja

Participating Centres

Arua District
Arua District
Arua Public Library
Bileafe Community Library
Caezaria Complex Public Library
Community Library
Entebbe Public Library
Gulu District
Gulu Public Library
Hoima District
Hoima Public Library
Ibanda District
Ibanda Public Library
Iganga Booksellers
Iganga District
Jinja District
Jinja Public Library
Kabale District
Kabale Public Library
Kabarole District
Kabarole District
Kabarole Public Library
Kagadi            Booksellers
Kamuli District
Kamuli Public Library
Kibale District
Kijura Community Library
Kisoro District
Kisoro Public Library
Kitengesa Community Library Kyabutaika Commuity Library
Lira District
Lira Public Library
Masaka District
Masaka District
Masaka Public Library
Masindi District
Masindi Public Library
Mbale District
Mbale Public Library
Mbarara District
Mbarara Public Library
Mityana District
Moroto District
Moroto Public Library
Mubende District
Mubende Public Library
Mukono District
Mukono District
Nakaseke District
Nakaseke Telecentre
Nakasongola District
Nazigo Community Library
Nebbi District
Nebbi Public Library
Ntungamo Booksellers
Ntungamo District
Pakwach District
Pakwach-Uganda Pioneers’ Association
Soroti District
Soroti Public Library
Tororo District
Tororo Public Library
Wakiso District
Zigoti Commuity Library
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