Maria’s Libraries’ mission is to promote and develop an integrated network of libraries and library services in Kenya, fully connected with each other, their national system, and the world.

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0 Check-in at Rockefeller on Libraries in Africa

Posted on November 17th, 2014 by Ariel

As usual, we are pumped for libraries! On November 7, Friends of African Village Libraries and Maria’s Libraries organized a fantastic (if we can say so ourselves) discussion at Rockefeller Foundation, who we thank dearly for the comfortable and productive meeting space. We were joined by representatives of LitWorld, Syracuse University School of Information, and  // Read more.

0 Mama Mtoto 2.0. Stories from Kenya User-Testing in 7 Kenyan towns

Posted on August 14th, 2014 by Ariel

As described in our Mama Mtoto Story Time reports, two of the challenges that we’re working to address this summer are a) including in the program parents with very low or no literacy, and b) the publishing challenge of featuring multiple mother tongue languages, plus English and Swahili, on a  // Read more.

0 A Library for Bungoma!

Posted on June 13th, 2014 by Eva

The following is a blog by Susan Stein, a teacher from Waynflete School in Portland, Maine. Sue teaches English Language Learning  students and wanted to understand more fully the experience of her students. Sue has visited Zambia, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya and Ethiopia. In Kenya Sue volunteered with Maria’s Libraries and  // Read more.

0 Maria’s Libraries Learns to Communicate!

Posted on March 13th, 2014 by Eva

On a rare warm day in February in New York, Lauren and I managed to corral an amazing group of communicators into a conference room to talk Maria’s Libraries.  A HUGE thank you to Eric Henderson of Markets for Good, film & television documentary producer and social impact media expert  // Read more.

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