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 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 posted on Maria’s Libraries’ Team page, and when you get  // Read more.

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 there are over 40 languages spoken, and preserving local languages  // Read more.

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 user testing of Mama Mtoto Story Time 2.0, and developing  // 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 to and members of the library. Film Screenings. Screening movies  // Read more.

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