Trudy Harris Marshall
Class of 1967
In 2001, just before leaving for Uganda, she decided to move from the classroom to the library. The summer before she left, she received her Library Science degree and would now be a school librarian. While in Uganda, she lived with the native people and loved every minute. In her time there, she went to the schools and was amazed at what the children did not have: good clothes, shoes, toys, money or books. With a desire to help, she asked the students what she could send or bring to them, and the reply was books. Being a school librarian, it was possible to fulfill that request. That is just what she did, she brought them books.
In 2005, Trudy and a team of volunteers traveled back to Uganda and created a library full of love. That was the beginning of her heart's dream and desire, to help the beautiful people of Uganda by providing libraries in the schools. The non-profit organization, Libraries of Love, was formed. Since its creation in 2005, thirteen libraries have been planted in schools serving 21,500 students. This summer, in 2010, six more libraries serving 5,500 more students will be created. All because one lady, followed her heart! To find out more about Trudyâ€™s passion go to www.librariesoflove.org
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