Using tablets in libraries

Tablets have been used in a pilot programme by Book Aid International for reading in the Children’s Corners in a number of Kenyan libraries. Tablets encourage use of the library’s resources; and the children soon develop digital skills that will be of use to them in later life.

The Director visited a library in Kisumu where 30 tablets had been acquired with preloaded apps on maths, puzzles and language games. The tablets are used alongside books as part of a broader programme to include debating and live story-telling.

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Jean Shaw, Phi


About jgreigshaw

I work with Partnerships in Health Information which promotes partnership between libraries in Africa and the UK with an emphasis in African leadership. I have visited Kenya, Mali, Uganda and Zambia though Phi has contacts in many more African countries.
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