OCLF's Mission Statement: In close partnership with local authorities and communities, the 'Fund' develops a network of vibrant libraries, primarily in Ghana, which promote reading for children and literacy classes for adults.
“The secret of life is reading. Books stay deep in your heart.” Regina, library member
In 1990, Canadian Kathy Knowles read from a basket of books to six children in her garden in Accra, Ghana. These children told their friends and enthusiasm for reading spread. From this humble beginning, the Osu Children’s Library Fund has built seven large libraries in Greater Accra along with helping more than 200 initiatives.
The Library Tree, a newly-released book from Great Plains Publications about OCLF and written by Deborah Cowley, is now available in bookstores and through amazon.ca