Posted by Justin Kiyimba on Sunday, June 10, 2012
Since the construction of the children’s library and ICT room has been partially completed they have been put to good use by the staff at the resource centre. Although the floor is still not finished in wither of these rooms they are still being used as much as possible. Isa, the centre’s librarian, has been hosting reading tents for the children and encouraging children from local schools to come and visit the library. He has been continuing his outreach to the schools on his bicycle and adult learning classes as well. Recently Isa and Justin, the centre’s founder, went to Kampala to take part in a conference held by Book Aid International. They shared some of the activities at the centre and also learned some things as well. Two representatives, Karen and Andrea, also came to visit the centre. With them they brought even more books for the centre to use! All the staff at the centre, and users of the library were very grateful for this donation. It has continued to increase the amount of knowledge and resources available at the library.Helping Isa sort all these books are two interns from Kyambogo University. They are currently finishing their studies in library science and helping Isa with sorting books and community outreach. They are a welcomed set of extra hands and will surely be helpful in moving the library’s mission forward. The women in the community also continue to make hand crafts and work with Isa at the library to show them to visitors. Thank you to Book Aid International and all of its supporters in their continued support of the resource centre. All of these activities are ensuring that the resource centre is being used to its full potential.