School classes can come to the library
to visit. One these visits the class learns how to handle books,
how to access information from books, including using contents pages,
indexes, glossaries etc. Also how to use a multi volume encyclopaedia.
library has a reading group , who meet to talk about and read books.
We hope to encourage the children to write their own stories and
North library has a drama group, who meet at least twice a week.
The children involved all sit and talk about what is important to
them with a member of MYSA
staff George Nange. George then converts
their ideas into a poem or drama which the children act out. Eastleigh
library also has a very active drama group - also assisted by George
Nange-. We hope to have a drama group in each library.
Storytelling occurs in all libraries.
Stories are read during class visits. Also at Kayole library there
is a regular, Saturday morning storytime for everyone. Kayole also
is lucky to have a 'Muzee' of 82 years old, who tells traditional
Kenyan stories - in Kikuyu! The library staff translate into Kiswahili,
and the children draw pictures of the story.