Inspiring Readers Project-Reading Promotion Event in 5 Hub libraries – May 2018

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Five hub libraries that include: knls Rumuruti, Kisii, Nyeri, Lagam and Kabarnet undertook the task of conducting a reading promotion event in their libraries. The reading promotion event was in line with the deliverables of the Inspiring Readers programme Tranche 2. This follows the successful implementation of reading promotion events in the said libraries in Tranche 1 that benefitted the hub libraries and the schools that were chosen in the said tranche. The hub libraries main objectives, through their librarians, was to try to pass on skills to teachers on how to effectively carry out reading promotions events. This is with the view of introducing new ways to champion an active reading culture among the patrons. The teacher librarians got ideas, suggestions and methods of ensuring that they make reading fun. This was through the adoption of spelling competitions, word puzzles, read out loud, role plays and talent creation. The five hub libraries conducted their reading promotion events successfully between 10th-15th May 2018, at the library grounds.


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