Eldoret Library on Tuesday received 646 books from Scottsdale city in Arizona, United States of America.

Arizona is the sister city to Uasin Gishu County.

The books were received by Ruth Jemo, the Director of Library Services.

Speaking after receiving the books, the Director said: “This is a starting point for the partnership in exchanging information between Arizona and the County.”

“We hope these books are going to equip the residents of the county with the requisite knowledge even in supporting the Governor’s 10 Pillar Manifesto,” she added.

Jemo also noted that there was no way a community could prosper with ignorance.

“We need a literate society that is able to read, write and even comprehend knowledge,” the Director said while also expressing hope for a greater partnership in accessing e-resources which will help locals in the county.

On his part, the Director for Culture and Heritage Mohamed Haji said the county appreciates the donations.

“It’s going to take us a long way as readers of this county will now benefit from these donations,” he added.

Deputy Director of Culture and Heritage, Paul Sambu, was also in attendance.