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

News from our different libraries

The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation paid for tiled draughts/Ludo tables.

A hula hoop contest is one of the many activities to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Kathy Knowles Community Library, Accra.

Silent reading is encouraged at all our libraries. Librarians are there to help, as needed.

Silent reading is encouraged at all our libraries. Librarians are always there to help as needed.

CBC host Adrian Harewood speaks at an Ottawa presentation on May 8, 2017 with Vivian Amanor, a visiting librarian from Ghana, Kathy Knowles and Deborah Cowley.

Abigail Elisha, head librarian at Nungua, carries a new library member!

Abigail Elisha, head librarian at our Nungua Community Library, carries a new member!

Joanna is one of the most inspiring individuals I’ve ever met. Her immense passion, knowledge and experience as a librarian transferred incredibly well through humour, clear examples and attention to detail.” Akwaaba Education Initiative, May 30, 2017

Rotary Clubs in Winnipeg, Canada, and Kinston, U.S.A., sponsor high school scholarships at the Nungua library.

For many years, Rotary Clubs in Winnipeg, Canada, and Kinston, U.S.A., have sponsored high school scholarships at the Nungua library.

Rebecca, a high school scholarship recipient at the Mamprobi Gale Community Library, reads to children outside.

Rebecca, a high school scholarship recipient at the Mamprobi Gale Community Library, reads to children. Scholarship students are expected to help out four hours every week. They assist library staff and by doing so they foster their own leadership skills.

Thirty-eight library-in-a-bag gifts were given to deserving library members in May.

In May, OCLF distributed 38 ‘library-in-a-bag’ gifts to deserving library members.

Enthusiastic dancers from the Kathy Knowles Theatre Works perform on stage at the Korle Gonno library. Theatre is an integral part of OCLF's outreach.

Enthusiastic dancers from the Kathy Knowles Theatre Works perform on stage at the Korle Gonno Community Library. Theatre is an integral part of OCLF’s outreach.

Players from the Mamprobi library won our first chess competition!

Players from the Mamprobi library won our first chess competition!

Proud young artists diplay their paintings.

Proud young artists display their paintings. Our libraries foster children’s artistic talents in a nurturing setting.

Korle Gonno's flute members practice.

Library members discover new talents.

Kathy Knowles attends the opening of a new library in Dansomann, Accra.

Kathy Knowles attends the opening of a new community library in Nasrawa, Accra.

Alice Otupiri (far right) presented certificates to participants of a phonics workshop.

Alice Otupiri (far right) presented certificates to participants attending a phonics workshop.

Kate Akwa, head librarian at the Nima library, is joined by her colleagues on her wedding day.

Kate Akwa, head librarian at the Nima library, is joined by her colleagues on her wedding day, Sunday April 17th.