Friday, July 25, 2014

Dr. Robert Ouko Memorial Community Library

E-Reader Launch (Digital Books) – Launched in Partnership with the Gordon Family & Friends and The Worldreader Program

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March 21st, 2012 -In partnership with the Gordon Family & Friends in the U.S. and the Worldreader program, the Ouko Memorial Library successfully launched an E-reader program in March 2012. In this first phase, 208 digital books were loaded on 46 e-readers including 37 books by local Kenyan authors and Textbooks for Standard 1- 4. These e-readers are currently being used at Menara Primary school. The goal is to use technology and teacher training to create an environment that supports reading and learning.

Here are few links to some blogs/photos our partners from Worldreader have posted:

   

Large Donation of Books for the Dr. Robert Ouko Memorial Library

books"300 Cartons of Books On the High Seas"

February 24th, 2012 - The friends of the Dr. Robert Ouko Memorial Library in the diaspora packed together 300 cartons of books and loaded them onto a container destined to reach Kenya in June 2012. Our friends have been faithfully collecting books from all over the US in support of our initiative. We expect the books arrival will coincide with the opening of the library to the community and are particularly excited to receive a large collection of children’s books.

Here is a Facebook page showing he cartons being loaded into the container.

   

Construction of Library Building Nearing Completion

libIn 2010 the Muhoroni / Koru community gathered together to witness the ground breaking ceremony for the Dr. Robert Ouko Memorial Library. Two and half years down the line we are proud to see the building nearing the final stages of completion.

See some photos showing the current state of the library building.

   

Kindle E-reader donation received

p10001June 24th, 2011 - The library recently received a generous donation of 46 Kindles (Electronic book readers) from the Gordon family and their friends. E-readers allow users to download and read electronic books, newspapers, magazines and other digital media.

Read more: Kindle E-reader donation received

   

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