Jo Doherty presents at RLRS

Elementary students at the Rangeley Lakes Regional School are participating in an exceptional global exchange – donating gently used books to the public library in Hoima, Uganda.

On January 17, students in kindergarten through fifth grade gathered in the school gym for a very special presentation. Community member Joanne Doherty, who organized the donation and recently traveled to Hoima, Uganda, shared with students a little bit about the country and what life is like for people who live there. Students learned that the Hoima Public Library supports the 125,000 person population of Hoima in addition to 30 schools. The presentation highlighted the similarities of life between Rangeley, Maine and Hoima, Uganda, and some of the differences.

Hoima Public Library, Hoima Uganda

Following the presentation, RLRS students wrote letters to the students who use the Hoima Public Library. The letters will be included with the book donation and hopefully will spark a conversation between the two communities.

Inside Hoima Public Library

RLRS would like to sincerely thank Mrs. Doherty for her support in coordinating the book donation, her engaging presentation at the school, and for facilitating an exciting and unique global connection for our students.

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