library opened at Bethlehem Community Centre in July 2004.
It was built by the British
High Commission under their UKenya project of 2003-04, and was opened
by her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne of the UK.
The library is about 10 times the size of the other libraries, is
well ventilated, and flooded with natural light.
The bookstock was obtained through local donation from schools, institutions
A later donation of some children's information books came from a
larger donation of books from the UK, assisted by the British
High Commission, DHL
(UK and Kenya) and Toyota
of medical books will be available soon - (donated by AMREF)
Staffing and Stock UPDATED!!
currently (November 2007) has a membership of 4018. The following
institutes use the library: 3nursery schools, 34 primary schools,
57 Secondary Schools, 15 colleges/universities. It is also being used
by 12 different communities, from Kayole to BuruBuru.
none of the staff receives any pay.
throughout the community to promote the library
throughout the community advertising the library.
-Current non fiction
stock - children's and adult's are needed. Particularly books
-We have collection of
African materials in English and some in Kiswahili. Also some in French
as there is a small population of Congolese and Rwandese in the area,
who are French speaking.
- Chairs. these are still
needed - up to 50-. Currently chair are being borrowed from the church
- Staff payments. Paul
is still working unpaid.We really need a donor to pay him - even for
his lunch and transport costs.