The Malawi National Library Service (NLS) on Wednesday introduced to its users electronic reader gadgets in Mzuzu.
NLS received the gadgets from Worldreader – Book Aid International.
The gadgets which will be available to all young library users contain many books inside which learners will be able to read.
Speaking at the ceremony where the gadgets were launched, District Education Manager Eddah Tchuwa who was also the guest of honour said this is a good development as far as education is concerned.
“First I want to thank the National Library for this launch, this will help young learners to use these gadgets and secondly to bring back our relationship with national library.
“Many learners come to National library just because of the good environment and this will help learners to improve their studies,” she said. “The gadgets are in line with policies of government to end literacy in Malawi.”
Martin Yakobe who is Electronic Readers Coordinator for NLS said learners will not be charged any money to use the gadgets.
“I just want to encourage all learners out there to come and use these things for free, there is no need to be a member of this library. Our main objective is to improve literacy,” said Yakobe.
Apart from Mzuzu, NLS branches in Karonga, Mulanje, Mzuzu, Area 36 in Lilongwe, and Nkhotakota have also received the e-readers.