The Six Community Library Service is located in Mawero Solo in Busia District. The library was started by Mugisha George under a tree at Mayors Gardes.
George, while working in Kenya as a researcher for a community library, got the inspiration to create a library for the community of Busia in Uganda. By July 2010 the library was registered under UgCLA, and moved into a very small room that was donated by Bright College Mawero.
In 2011 the library applied for a Book Aid International Grant, which it received, and as of now the library is in phase 2 implementation of the grant. This grant has allowed the library to relocate once again. The library now is situated right beside a primary school.
It currently holds 900 books. Most people who use the library are children, but the library is trying hard to encourage adults to come read as well. The library is divided into two sections one for adult literature and the other for children literature.
In the previous building about 11 people visited the library on an average day, but The Six Community Library is hoping for that number to increase in its new building.
The library is involved with three important community outreach programs: hygiene program, computer training, and health reading camp. The Six Communities Library has progressed tremendously and its founder George is hopeful the library will continue to expand and serve the community in even larger ways once phase two of the Book Aid International Grant is completed.
SONIA KHABRA and MEGAN MULLALY