Kitale Museum Community Library.

This library is hosted by the Kitale museum. This is essentially the colledction of Lieutenant colonel Hugh Stoneham. which founded the musem. So it consist of many old and valuable books from an historic point of view. The library has few school relevant material. We were told it was the only library in Kitale and therefore serving many thousands people and schools. The library has plans to move and expand in an other building withing the museum premisses. This is a well manage project and the library is not just for museum visitors, but for everyone.

Kitale Museum Community Library. R E P O R T    C A R D
In our network Yes
Library visited by our team Yes
Library visit date 13 June 2014
Library context Associated with the National Museum, the library is located in Kitale, near Uganda border. It serves as the only functionnal library in Kitale.
This library needs:
(reviewed and approved by ATS)
"The library will be moving to bigger space, already available within the museum compound.

Library needs:
- Many books
- Computers
- Reliable Internet service
- Shelves
- Tables
- Ways to generate income
Region Kitale, Kenya
Google maps link Locate on Google Maps (approx.)
Observations This library is not part of the KNLS (Kenya National Library Service). It serves many local schools and has a collection of about 4,000 books (mostly old). They are trying to expand to a larger space.
Address Mumia highway (Kitale - Eldoret road).
Postal address Po Box 1219 Kitale Postal code 30200
Point of contact Resource Centre Manager:
Year founded 1926
Serving population 800,000
Surface size (approx.) 10 metres squared
Access to electricity Yes
Number of visitors per day (approx.)
Number of seats 30
Number of tables 4
Number of books 4,000
Internet Yes (limitted)
Wireless Internet available (Wifi) Yes
Internet speed 100 mbps
Number of computers 1
Services offered Book borrowing, research assistance, tutoring.
Support this library directly Please contact the library for more information on how to donate directly.
Additional supporting material
SUPPORT PROVIDED BY ATS We provided content relevant learning and curriculum books, something that was missing in their collection.

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