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Libraries, e-READING, ACTIVITIES, AND PARTNERSHIP (LEAP)

A library can play a unique role in changing the lives of readers within a community. But without access to the right books, it can’t fulfill this role.

The project

Libraries, e-Reading, Activities, and Partnership (LEAP) brought digital reading to all 61 public libraries in Kenya. The project was launched to improve access to books for readers across Kenya and position libraries as major contributors to Kenya’s development.

The project at a glance

Location

Kenya

Key Partners

Kenya National Library Service

Libraries impacted

61

Devices deployed

3,000

Books delivered

600,000

Results from LEAP

314,424

in-library borrows

250,807

out-of-library borrows

38,604

new library members registered

$0.36

cost per book over 5 years

WE’RE ALSO ADDRESSING THE NEED FOR LOCAL CONTENT IN LIBRARIES 

Our LOCAL project will bring local-language books to 30 libraries in Ghana, Uganda, and Zambia.