There is a group of local children who come to the library most evenings and they are kept occupied with silent reading, games, arts and crafts. My first day back in the village, our librarian, JK, and assistant, Stephen, decided to try out a new game. Musical chairs proved a huge success. I have never seen children laugh so exuberantly in my life.
This core group of young library patrons have been visiting regularly since the library first opened in December 2010. They range from very young toddlers to girls and boys of fourteen. The older children are often expected to care for their younger siblings, so the library does its best to organize activities that all can participate in. It seemed that all ages enjoyed playing musical chairs, especially with bazungu (white people) visitors!