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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  // Read more.

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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  // Read more.

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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  // Read more.

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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,  // Read more.

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0 Introducing new Executive Director, Lauren Gibbons Messner!

Posted on March 4th, 2014 by Ariel

  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.

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0 Why we should care about libraries on International Mother Language Day

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by Eva

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.

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0 In honor of Eva’s birthday and International Mother Language Day, check out MM2.0!!

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by Ariel

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.

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0 Introducing Jacquiline Simiyu, the new Manager of Busia Library.

Posted on November 22nd, 2013 by Ariel

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.

0 Some nice fundraising and awareness-raising events at the Busia Community Library

Posted on November 18th, 2013 by Ariel

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.

0 On ML’s MoU with FASSCO and KNLS

Posted on November 14th, 2013 by Ariel

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.

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