Launch of the e-Resource Centres Project

The launch of the e-Resource public access centres project in ten knls rural libraries took place on 31st May 2013 at Werugha Library. The project was sponsored by CCK to ensure that the rural people and those in remote areas have access to affordable ICTs. The guest of honour was the Chairman of the CCK Board, Mr. Ben N. Gituku. The occasion was also attended by the Director General of CCK Francis Wangusi, some of the Board members and staff of the CCK. Other dignitaries included the District Commissioner Taita District, Njenga Miiri, County Governor’s Strategic Advisor, among others. The other benefiting libraries included: Laikipia, Murang’a, Dzitsoni, Habaswein, Mandera, Kwale, Mwingi, Lusumu and Lagam. The knls Director Mr. Richard Atuti, the Chairman of the knls Board Mr. Silas Kobia and other board members who were Betty Buyu, Prof. Mwanzi and Dr. Makopa hosted the guests.

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Knls libraries scoop top positions in LOYA

Library of the Year Award (LOYA) is an annual event where all libraries compete in different categories and excellence, innovation and creativity are recognized and rewarded. The organizers and the library fraternity believe that the development of Kenya will only be realized if access to knowledge for all is given top priority. The message to all librarians and information managers is that they must play a central role in providing information services.

The prerequisite for this is to have modern, well equipped and user-friendly libraries manned by well trained librarians and information professionals. The Library of the Year Award aims to inject more professionalism, creativity and innovation in the library scene in Kenya.

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knls Kibera Library Develops a Peace initiative to promote Peaceful Coexistence

Kibera library is one of the 60 branches of knls network in Kenya. The library is situated in one of the most densely populated informal settlement areas in Nairobi and was opened in the year 2012. The library has 7 staff who are assigned to work in two main sections i.e. Junior and Adult. The library provides the following services: tablet hour program, registration of members, lending, user education, outreach to primary schools, special programs i.e. mentorship for pupils, tinga-tinga services, talent shows, language programs through book clubs, tablet clubs, storytelling sessions, debates, spelling bees, public speaking, and reading culture promotional workshops to teachers, students and the community. The library provides a cohesiveness programme using tablets and computers. The programme branded as 'Kibera Library Peace Ambassadors' was started after 2012/2013 elections to promote long lasting peace and harmonius co-existence. This library chose to use children and youth through educative approach since they are the next generation. 

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Kibera Report: Story telling Day 22nd March 2014 at Olsidai Gardens

Kibera Community Library held a reading campaign during the World story telling day on 22nd March 2014 at the Olsidai Garden in Rongai (Olkejiado County). The aim was to create fun, tell stories and play games as well as have excitement in reading amongst children in order to nurture reading culture and become life-long readers.

Kibera library collaborated with the following institutionsOlsidai Gardens Pepsi, and Moran Publishers to organize the World story telling day. The institutions supported the event through contributing in different ways.  The ceremony was presided over by Dr. Dominic Mwenja from Miramar University (California) who is a cultural attaché of nurturing and promoting reading culture in the country.

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