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Library Projects in Kenya

Second only to Uganda, Kenya has been a major recipient of books from Books for Development.



Summary of Libraries in Kenya

For the first time in 2015, and every year since then except for 2020, we have shipped tens of thousands of books to Kenya, often partnering with other organizations such as the Bill Cook Foundation and several different Methodist and Presbyterian sponsors. As with virtually every country that Books for Development works in, Kenya has a large number of local languages spoken (68) but uses English, as well as Kiswahili as national languages.


Books for Development’s efforts have since 2015 been headed by Dana Gary with the able assistance of her son Marcus who has consistently raised funds for and awareness of the needs of Kenyans for books and libraries. This family’s combined efforts have literally put books into the hands of hundreds of thousands of Kenyan children and adults. In 2023 alone, Dana and Marcus helped oversee the establishment of fourteen school and community libraries through the partnering with Americans and Kenyans living in America. Books for Development looks forward to expanding those relationships and establishing more libraries in Kenya in the future


Books for Development helped establish and remains in contact with over 50 libraries throughout Kenya including:

Presbyterian Church of East Africa (7)

• Kanjeru Girls High School

• Imbirikani Girls High School

• Ngecha Girls High School

• Booth Girls High School

• Thogoto Primary School

• Comet House School

• Grace Girls School

Catholic Schools in Kenya (2)

Bungoma County (2)

Embu County (1)

Kajiado County (2)

Kiambu County (4)

Kisii County (1)

Kitui County (1)

Laikipia County (1)

Meru County (9)

Narok County (1)

Nakuru County (1)

Samburu County (1)

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