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.

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.

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 promising, it is difficult to consider the Memorandum of Understanding  // Read more.

0 Promoting on-going and ad hoc stakeholder mobilization

Posted on November 8th, 2013 by Ariel

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 expenses have been paid out of the pockets of individual  // Read more.

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