Sharing the Joy of Reading with an African Child
for 25 years

Giving bags of books

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASince 2006, we have given away 1,083 ‘library-in-a-bag’ gifts to deserving library members. Each gift includes eight new Ghanaian storybooks, a towel, and a bar of soap in a hand batiked bag decorated with the words “Joy of Reading.”

Most gifts have gone to children in different parts of Ghana who attend OCLF-sponsored libraries. A few have been presented to adult learners who attend our literacy classes in Accra. These gifts have been made possible by donations from many friends of OCLF.

Library members from Wurishie, Northern Region

Library members at the Wurishie Library, Northern Region

Tutingli, Northern Region

Library members at the Tutingli Library, Northern Region

Literacy students, Kathy Knowles Community Library, Accra

Literacy students at the Kathy Knowles Community Library in Accra

Library members, Goi, Greater Accra Region

Library members at the Kathy Knowles Community Library in Goi