Community Libraries Association of Uganda

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To complement the education system of Uganda through promotion of the development of productive literacy practices by encouraging and supporting the growth of Community Libraries.


To establish and maintain a network of Community libraries throughout the country and collaborates with national and international organizations with similar interests to promote literacy for development.


Community Libraries Association of Uganda (UgCLA) organizes and holds conferences and workshops for librarians; solicits and Administers grants from donors; places volunteers in libraries according to the volunteer interests and the libraries’ needs.

“A Library in Every Village”

The Community Libraries Association of Uganda (UgCLA) is a networking organization for community libraries in Uganda. It was registered as an NGO in 2007 with a certified constitution and since then has been joined by over 100 member libraries, more than 20 of which were founded as a result of UgCLA’s existence and encouragement. Other libraries that were established before joining UgCLA have had their capacity increased as a result of their membership to the Organization

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12th Annual General Meeting and Conference 2022


Art of a Child MatatArt Program in the Community 

Signing of MOU between UgCLA and Rotary District 9213

KeraKwana donating copies of her books at UgCLA office