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Nairobi Area Library’s Parent-Baby Book Club Continues to Shine – 19th March 2018

The Parent-Baby Book Club established by Nairobi Area about 10 years ago 2008 has continued to shine while at the same time popularizing the library among both children and parents. The club whose membership comprise the parents and children aged 0-3 years, boasts of a number of activities meant to inculcate the love of reading and the love of library among the children. Some of the activities that characterize the book club include:

  1. Parents reading for the very young children
  2. Reading competition
  3. Indoor games
  4. Story telling
  5. Poem recitals
  6. Outdoor games such as swimming, tree-planting at Karura forest, visiting various organizations such as NACADA.

On 19th March 2018, Nairobi Area Library organized a Baby Parent Club meeting at the Library’s Junior Section. The party was attended by over 70 Children, 30 parents and Nairobi area library staff.  The party is organized by parents, who contribute to foot the budget. The parents also use their contacts to secure places/organizations for the children’s visits and outdoor activities. In the next quarter, the club members will visit the UN Offices at Gigiri. The parents hold meetings with the library staff to strategize on the best way forward.

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