centre has been refurbished! It is now re painted, and spreads through
4 rooms: one for children's story books, another for children's
information books, another for adults fiction titles (which we have
just arranged into Romance, Thrillers, War, Horror, Science Fiction
and Fantasy, and General Adults Fiction.), and the last for adults
Visits to the library
November we only had 2 schools visiting due to national exams. Now
schools have closed until January.
In November only 30 users have benefitted from lending. This is
because, as we were moving stock we felt it was best to keep all
stock in the library.
did not do any school loans this month (November)
Clubs and Activities
/ Creative Writing Club
The kids have been involved in their daily activities and are happy
to be back in the library now we are open again!
kids are working on a drama called 'Men Abuse on the Women'
Drawing and Painting Club
of these kids have noow joined Haba Na Haba art club and are operating
form Haba Na Haba building close ot the library.
month of November only 50 kids were trained in basic computer skills.
We have 30
primary schools, 29 secondary schools, and 25 institutes of higher
education using our library
Library Clubs and Activities
5 schools have been
coming for the class visit programme
Many children are
now borrowing every evening- and returning their items!
Reading/Creative Writing Club
The children who
participate in this club also help to maintain the library. The library
organised a book reading competition for 2 participating schools.. aiming to
promote and develop the reading culture in the area. The club introduced some
new children to the library, who were excited about library activities.
The same children as
in the book reading club attend the drama group
Art, Drawing and
We are facing
challenges here due to lack of materials; We hope to purchase materials in
40 children and 10
adults were trained in basic computer skills
Clubs and activities
The creative writing kids have
been meeting on Saturdays and have been involving themselves in storytelling
and at the same time creative writing. They have also been trained on basic
computer skills and are all able to use the computers type and save their
work without difficulties.
They will be working on writing of poems and coral verses as from next month.
Story telling sessions appear to interest many children coming to the library
as they enjoy listening and telling of stories. This month we encouraged the
kids to tell stories in Kiswahili which was so interesting.
UPDATED! -Bookending Programme: -
This month, the number of users borrowing books has increased as students
introduce their friends to the library.
The lending services will continue until the mid of November when the
students will be closing their schools.
We have not yet been facing challenges on book getting lost though large
number of books needs to be repaired.
Lending to Schools UPDATED!
This month, we did not have a
chance to lend books to schools due to the increase in number of users
The drama group and music groups
are currently not running as we are training up the book- reading club in
acting and singing.
Art club UPDATED!
∑ The art club kids are doing
fine and that they are getting lots of support from the seniors and have been
engaging themselves actively on painting and drawing mostly on Saturdays.
Most of them have joined the haba Na haba art club and will be working with
the other kids to nurture their talents.
This month (October), we have
seen many children getting skills on computer usage, they enjoy using the
computers. This month over 100 children were trained on basic computer skills
by other club leaders.
-The library staff visits local
schools to tell about the library and tell stories.
We have also recently followed
Mathare North and started subject categorisation of the adultís fiction. We
now have a romance collection which is VERY popular! 'Thrillers' section
was introduced in July, and is proving popular!! Horror, fantasy sections
will follow we hope if we can find category labels.
School class visits
This month, we have managed to
work with six schools all primary schools. They have been visiting the
library on the weekdays and have benefited a lot form the free resources and
services rendered to them. The students upon coming to the library are shown
on how to handle the books, open the pages, pick the books from the shelves
and also returning them to their respective shelves and also the basic
computer skills. With less supervision, the students enjoy every single
moment in the library.