From Brooklyn to Busia, kids love the Karate Kid. And why wouldn’t they? Admittedly, when we screened this eighties classic at the library, it was my first time watching it. And like the kids, I found myself glued to the // Read more.
Greetings from Busia! We are excited to report our findings from our latest round of surveys for Watoto Kwa Watoto. The program began last year at the Busia Community Library, providing the library with tablets loaded with applications designed to // Read more.
Karibu from Busia! Over the past few weeks our film screenings with the street kids have become increasingly popular. We are happy to report we started with 8 kids in our fist session and had 13 kids in last week’s // Read more.
In the lead up to and aftermath of elections, Kenya has dominated news. I couldn’t scroll through my twitter feed without seeing #KenyaDecides or watch a news program without catching a story on the elections. Given the events of 2007/8 // Read more.
Karibu from Busia! My name is Sofia Mussa and I will be joining the Maria’s Libraries team in Busia, Kenya for the next 5 months. I will be managing some of ML’s field work, including capacity building and research. One // Read more.
Do you remember when you first touched a computer? What did you use it for? Was it to find information? When I first started using a computer, when I was about 12, it wasn’t really a information seeking device, at // Read more.
“A library is like an ocean. You don’t know how deep it is, you don’t know how wide it is, it just goes on forever.” These were words of Maria Wafula after our tour of the New York Public Library // Read more.
Lindsay Kaplan donated the money for the Busia Community Library to get its first official mobile unit—a bicycle! We’re going to purchase a bike similar to those used as taxis in town. The basket with the books will go on // Read more.
While in Portland, Maine last week, Maria, Esther and I had the opportunity to visit Lyman Moore Middle School. The school library’s team of library volunteers will be embarking on an email exchange program with the students in the Busia // Read more.