Friends of Maria’s Libraries, I’d like to introduce you to the newest member of our team, Lauren Messner. We’re thrilled to have Lauren formally join us in moving forward the ML mission. As you’ll see in her bio newly // Read more.
February 21st is International Mother Language Day, and Maria’s Libraries is celebrating by launching a fundraising campaign to help us build a digital book that allows people to translate stories into their own languages. Why preserve local languages? In Kenya // Read more.
February 21 is a big day all around! It’s Eva’s birthday; it’s International Mother Language Day; and in celebration of programs for women IndiGoGo is hosting our just-this-second launched campaign to bring multi-language, digital story books to parents with the // Read more.
I am pleased to introduce everyone to a new contributor to the effort of providing library and information services in Busia. Jacquiline (Jacki) Simiyu will share the librarian responsibilities, including implementing the Library Ninjas [read more about them here], program // Read more.
As mentioned in a previous post, the new fundraising committee in Busia has been quite active this year in getting raising awareness and funds for the new library, as well as trying new activities at new venues to attract visitors // Read more.
I mentioned that Family Support Services (FASSCO) is currently reorganizing. Some of the FASSCO leadership have recently renewed FASSCO’s registration with Social Services, are searching for new members, and are thinking through some critical constitutional issues. While these activities are // Read more.
I’d like to take a moment to highlight to our supporters what a personal project the Busia library is for many residents of Busia. Despite the enormous effort it takes to keep the library open and running, most of these // Read more.
This post is intended to update you on the goings-on of an informal, newly-formed fundraising committee in Busia, whose initial stated goals are two-fold. 1. Long-term planning for a large harambe to generate construction funds for the future library 2. // Read more.
Hello everyone! My name is Esther Ajambo and I am the head librarian at the Busia Community Library. I have worked at the library for nearly five years, running the day to day operations as well as programs including Mama // Read more.
Dear Blog Reader, My name is Jascha Dikker and I’m an intern here at Maria’s Libraries in Brooklyn, New York. I’m working on a new framework for Maria’s Libraries and our partners in Busia to work together. In this blog, // Read more.