knls Narok Library Profile

The Narok knls branch is located approximately one kilometre away from the busy Narok town. It is located in a serene place along the Narok-Bomet road where one can have a topographical view of the surrounding environment. It is the first public library in the Maa region and it is expected to play a major role of supplementing formal education, stimulate interest in books and reading for enjoyment and recreation within the county. The Maasai Community has been underprivileged in provision of access to information and this resource centre will serve as a key resource in empowering the pastoralist community. Narok is a transit town and a gateway to the eighth wonder of the world, the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Visitors to this town now have the opportunity to understand more about the Maasai community and what Narok County offers to make their visits confortable and exciting by stopping at the Narok Library for information on their areas of interest.

The Narok library has a unique design “Butterfly design” which is a concept that was conceived by the Director, Mr. Richard Atuti and shared it with the architect at the initial stage of the building drawing. This made it possible to have good space utility due to the gradual slope of the parcel of land. This imperative facility will be a safe place to meet friends and enhance social cohesion, use the internet or get help with school assignments especially to school children who can use them to enhance and strengthen the content being taught in school, in doing this, more children who have not accessed education will be encouraged to consider education as an important ambition worth to be achieved in one’s existence.

 

The commencement of construction works at the Narok library begun on 25th March 2011 when the construction site was handed over to the contractor, which was closely followed by the ground breaking ceremony that was held on 8th April 3011 led by the then Minister of State for National Herritage and Culture Hon. William Ole Ntimama.