Book Week Festivities

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:



Focus centre


Books for the New Millennium



Making books accessible to all

Nakaseke Telecentre & Library


Anytime is reading time

Jinja Public Library


Making Reading a habit

Masaka Public Library


Literacy without borders

Tororo Public Library


Libraries for knowledge and developments

Entebbe Public Library


Promoting African Writers

Hoima Public Library


Literacy for poverty eradication

Kyabutaika Community Library


Enhancing literacy through local languages

Ceazeria Complex Public Library


Publishing for life long learning

Mbarara Public Library


A reading parent, a reading child

Masindi Public Library


Books Enriching your life

Mubende Public Library


Books Bridging Gaps

Gulu Public Library


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