Kids extravaganza

knls Kids Extravaganza

knls Buruburu library played host to the knls Kids Extravaganza that was held on 23rd April 2016, an event whose objective was to expose the children to different environments, giving them an opportunity to interact, share and have fun. The program is meant to expose children to new ideas, enhance their public speaking skills and boost their confidence while interacting with enormous collection of information resources at the library. Over a hundred and fifty children book club patrons drawn from Kibera Branch, Nairobi Area Branch and Buruburu Branch converged at the junior section of Buruburu Library at Mezzanine floor. Also in attendance, were junior library patrons from Buruburu branch.

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SLOP PROGRAM - MURANG'A 2016

Schools Library Outreach Program (SLOP), the case of knls Murang’a Branch

Knls Murang’a Branch has benefited immensely from the support of Book Aid International (BAI) through various means like book donations, programs and activities aimed at provision of access to information as well as making libraries exciting reading spaces for both children and teenagers. Book donations received at knls Murang’a branch are estimated at 60% due to the Health Hub project where the branch benefited with several health related books. This was indeed a great blessing to the students studying at the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Murang’a where the institution went further to establish a partnership with the library in order to make good utility of the books and also safeguard the library from loosing such critical resources. As such, students leaving the college after clearing their studies have to be cleared from the library before they are finally cleared by the learning institution. The high usage of the books donated by BAI is evidenced by the borrower statistics that are recorded at the library.

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2016 Chinese Hanban corner Launched at knls Nairobi Area Library

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. The successful event brought together the Chinese language teaching institutions, partners from the French Embassy, government officials, knls Library staff, library patrons, media and the general public. The event begun with the visitors getting a tour of the knls Nairobi Area Library, National Library Division, Book Processing Department and a tour of the Upcoming New Library. This was followed by the Launch of the Corner, entertainment, speeches and an interactive session where visitors were able to network and sample the information materials available at the Corner. All the key guests present applauded knls and Hanban for the establishment of the corner, which they said was a great resource for those who want to learn the Chinese Language.

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knls Hosts the New American Embassy Regional Information Resource Officer 2016

knls Hosts the New American Embassy Regional Information Resource Officer

Kenya National Library Service (knls) hosted the New Regional Information Resource Officer posted at the American Embassy in Nairobi, Ms Alka Bhatngagar on the . She was accompanied by the American Reference Centre (ARC) Director, George Kamau and American Corner Coordinators from Djibuti, Zanzibar and Tanzania. She was received by the knls Director Mr. Richard Atuti who briefed her about knls and its operations. Knls enjoys a partnership with the American Embassy through the establishment of American Corners in two of its public libraries; knls Kisumu Branch and knls Nakuru Branch. Through this partnership, knls has benefited through books, playaway gadgets, computers, photocopiers, printers, e-granaries and support in organizing activities among others. Library patrons within those regions have heavily patronised the library due to the e-resources available for students, researchers, trainers, farmers and general knowledge materials. The e-granary provides over thirty million databases of resource materials that are available offline.

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