TAMASHA YA KISWAHILI

A successful event dubbed “Tamasha ya Kiswahili” was held at Buruburu Library on 14th October 2017. The event brought together Kiswahili language experts, authors, academicians and Kiswahili language enthusiasts. Among the Key guests who graced the occasion were; ...Read More

SUPPORTING THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED AND THE ILL THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS

knls Meru Library has been actively promoting reading among the persons with disabilities (PWDs) within their catchment area and this has earned the library respect from donors who prefer to reach out to the PWDs through the library...Read More

Project LEAP 2 Training of Trainers Workshop

Project LEAP 2 term ends in December 2017. As part of project sustainability, the Worldreader sponsored a TOT workshop for 33 participants. The aim was to equip participants with necessary skills to manage LEAP 2 project after 2017 upon donor’s exit. The training modules included; trainer facilitation skills, outreach, M&E, Resource Mobilization, device management, Content addition and project management....Read More

New Library Officially Opened in Meru County by Dr. Hassan Wario

Gatimbi library was officially opened on 7th December 2017 at a function hosted by the knls Board of Directors led by the Chairman, Hon. Katana Ngala and the CEO Mr. Richard Atuti. The launch was presided over by Dr. Hassan Wario, CS Ministry of Sports, Culture and The Arts....Read More

DRUG AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE AWARENESS FORUM

A drug and substance abuse awareness forums were conducted at knls Nyeri Branch in partnership with the NACADA office in Nyeri on 15th and 16th November 2017. The goal was to raise the awareness of Drug and Substance abuse among the class 8 and form 4 school leavers on transit to either high school or institutions of higher learning...Read More

African Internet Governance Forum 2017, Sharm El Sheikh- Egypt

The 6th African Internet Governance Forum 2017-AIGF was held on 4th – 6th December 2017 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The theme of the forum was Enabling an Inclusive Digital Transformation of Africa. The IGF facilitates a common understanding of how to maximize internet opportunities and address risks and challenges that arise...Read More

AfLIA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIANS

The African Library & Information Associations & Institutions (AfLIA) is collaborating with the Public Library Association (PLA) of USA to establish the AfLIA Leadership Academy aimed at building the knowledge, skills and confidence of library leaders to act in innovative and creative ways in meeting community needs;....Read More


Chinese Hanban corner Launched at knls Nairobi Area Library

The Kenya National Library Service (knls) Nairobi Area Branch hosted the Launch of the Chinese Hanban Corner at the Maktaba Hall on 28th April 2015….Read More

Chinese Corner launch at the Kenya National Library Service
The Kenya National Library Service (knls) Nairobi Area Branch at Community area was on Tuesday 28th April 2015 hosted the launch of the Chinese Hanban Corner at a colourful event held at the Maktaba Hall....Read More

Internet still a strange notion in rural Kenya
An article published in the Standard Online Edition on 03/06/2013

A number of Kenyans are still unable to benefit from the vibrant telecommunication sector despite aggressive strategies adopted by operators to acquire more customers. According to the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), more that 72 per cent of Kenyans do not have access to Internet while 11 per cent lack telephone access. CA Director General Francis Wangusi said rural areas with low incomes and remote areas with sparse population are the worst affected by inadequate telecommunications services. Also affected are insecurity infrastructure challenged areas and persons with disabilities. He said CA in partnership with other government agencies, operators and stakeholders are working together to increase the penetration of ICT services to Kenyans.

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Creative Writers Workshop - Kakamega County

Article appearing in The Star Newspaper, 11th September 2014 on page 26

Musingu High School to host Creative writers workshop...Click to read full article>>

Youth urged to embrace reading culture

An Article Appearing in the Ghetto Radio Website

The youth in the country have been urged to embrace the reading culture to improve on their IQs.

According to the Librarian in charge of the Buruburu Kenya National Library Service Millicent Mlanga knowledge is key to the country’s development and the youth cannot afford to ignore it...Click to read full article>>


U.S. Embassy Partners with Kenya National Library Service to Celebrate World AIDS Day

An Article Appearing in the United States Embassy Website on November 1, 2011

The U.S. Embassy’s PEPFAR Coordinator Katherine Perry spoke about HIV/AIDS – How YOU can make a difference, at the Kenya National Library Service’s (knls) National Library to celebrate the upcoming World AIDS Day to be held on December 1, 2011. Ms. Perry explained that PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, partners with the Government of Kenya to place emphasis on prevention efforts, including: expanding counseling and testing efforts to increase knowledge of status, voluntary male circumcision, and creating greater visibility of the Partnership for an HIV-Free Generation - a global initiative to link private sector partners with the programmatic experience and reach of traditional partners in youth prevention. She also stressed personal responsibility and what individuals can do to prevent HIV AIDS.

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