Lots of existing programs are taking place at knls branches with a view of promoting literacy, awareness, knowledge and capacity building for the library patrons. Below are some of the activities where one can enquire on how to participate in the next scheduled activity by contacting the librarians involved.


Partners Involved

Branches Involved

Library E-reading and Partnership Program 2 – (LEAP 2)

  • Involves promoting the use of e-readers among library patrons and potential patrons
  • Conduction of outreach initiatives to schools, institutions and groups for awareness creation
  • Supply 3000 e-readers loaded with 600,000 e-books; Capacity building for staff 61 branches



All 62 branches except Newly Launched knls Gatimbi Branch

Journey to China through books

An exposure to the Chinese language, culture and Chinese products.

Outreach activities to Chinese language schools

Create awareness of supplementary content available at the library about China, about Chinese culture and Language

Grab a book Before catching the train

An Initiative targeting commuters who use the train to raise awareness on the Chinese reading and learning materials available at the library

China Hanban

Nairobi Area Library - Community

American Corner Activities

  • Entrepreneurship Programs
  • Life skills and mentorship programs
  • Education USA
  • Advocacy and good social cohesion in the society

American Embassy - Kenya

Nakuru Branch

Parent Baby Club

A program that brings together young kids and their parents for reading promotion and fun activities


Nairobi Area Library – Community

Buruburu Branch

Learn My Way Program

Good Things Foundation


Microsoft Imagine Academy Programme

Promote Digital literacy among the community through online IT courses 9 branches

Microsoft Kenya/Certiport

Buruburu Branch, Murang’a Branch, Narok Branch,

Peer to Peer Learning

Promote the use of internet based learning and mobilize participants to engage in online learning successfully for skills and certification.

Breaking the barrier

Use of Assistive Technologies in Information Dissemination to Visually Impaired Persons (VIP)

Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) & Peer to Peer University

Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL)

Nairobi Area Library, Nakuru Branch, Buruburu Branch

Nairobi Area Library

Inspired Readers

Outreach to primary schools where teachers are trained on basic library management skills and donation of books

Open Doors Children and Teen's Corners

Create children and teens friendly corners and provide safe friendly environments

Book Aid International

Kithasyu Branch, Thika Branch, Kabarnet Branch, Lagam Branch, Rumuruti Branch, Nyeri Branch, Kisii Branch, Laikipia Branch

Kithasyu Branch, Thika Branch, Kabarnet Branch, Narok Branch, Lagam Branch

Book Wave Digital Learning

To provide access to digital learning opportunities for primary school children

Math Whizz

Buruburu Branch, Narok Branch, Nakuru Branch, Kibera Branch

Library Refurbishment and Equipping

  • Refurbishment, furnishing and stocking of the library
  • Improvement of children play area through provision of swings and slides

Rotary Club of Kenya

Gilgil Branch