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CHILDREN’S READING TENT IN BUHIMBA SUB-COUNTY, HOIMA

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From the 26th to28th of February 2014, Children International Uganda organized a reading tent at the Buhimba Sub – County public library, which was facilitated by both Children International and NLU staff namely Mrs Stella Nekuusa and Ms Jennifer Nalwanga. The tent was attended by over 15 schools, 600 children, 30 teachers and members of the Factional Adult Literacy class that meet at the library. The children were engaged in a number of activities that included, silent reading of books of their choice, reading aloud and reading marathon, word search, book making, drawing and painting, story telling, word games, making of crafts, moulding, singing and poem reciting.
Last Updated ( Monday, 31 March 2014 08:01 ) Read more...
 

CHANGING THE FACE OF CHILDREN’S LIBRARY SERVICES IN UGANDA Phase 2

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The National Library of Uganda has launched phase 2 of a project for changing the Face of Children's library services in Uganda which it has been implementing since October 2013 in conjunction with Book Aid International.

Phase 1 of the project, whose aim is to offer effective children’s services by creating child friendly spaces and providing library and other educational materials for public libraries, was implemented in six public libraries of Kampala, Hoima, Kabale, Jinja, Paidha and Soroti districts with outstanding impact.
Last Updated ( Monday, 31 March 2014 07:00 ) Read more...
 

Information delivery through ICT for young pregnant mothers

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National Library of Uganda in partnership with Beyond Access an initiative of International Research Exchange (IREX), which started a movement to make all public libraries hubs for economic and social change, is implementing a project aimed at assisting pregnant teenagers have access to antenatal and postnatal information through the use of information Communications Technology(ICT). The project looks at helping teenage girls who are made vulnerable through early engagement in sexual activities leading to early pregnancy. these girls face a lot on socio- economic and cultural challenges and if left unaided would lead them to the path of self destruction.

Last Updated ( Monday, 31 March 2014 08:14 ) Read more...
 

MEETING OF THE GLOBAL LIBRARIES INITIATIVE – 2013

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The National Library of Uganda recently hosted the Africa Advisory Group of the Global Libraries Initiative – Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Experts meeting took place at the Sheraton Kampala from 15th to 18th October 2013. The meeting was held as part of the Global Libraries (GL) objective of ensuring access to information through technology in public libraries, especially to disadvantaged communities.

The GL brought together a small group of advisors with direct experience in Africa to guide its engagement in the continent.

Last Updated ( Monday, 31 March 2014 09:52 ) Read more...
 

Report on the World Book and Copyright day

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This year the National Library of Uganda joined the rest of the world to annually celebrate the World Book and Copyright day on 23rd April 2013. The event was organized by the Inspection, Research and Extensive Services department. All staff in the department participated in the successful running of the event. The theme this year was; embracing the Art of Writing.

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