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.
In 1990, Canadian Kathy Knowles read from a basket of books to six children in her garden in Accra, Ghana. From this humble beginning, the Osu Children’s Library Fund has built eight large libraries in Greater Accra together with more than 200 initiatives around Ghana and in other African countries.
The Library Tree, a book from Great Plains Publications about OCLF and written by Deborah Cowley, is now available in bookstores and through amazon.ca
Please note: Kathy Knowles will be speaking at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library on March 20 at 7:00 p.m. Deborah Cowley, author of The Library Tree, will also be speaking. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org