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

News from our different libraries

Geoffrey Gyasi of our Korle Gonno library joins members of his poetry team.

In March 2017, author Faith Ben-Daniels (middle) was the featured guest at Korle Gonno library’s Visiting Writers Series. GES Director Kwesi Hutchful stands at left.

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.

On August 26th children from the Kathy Knowles library celebrate their last day of the month-long reading clinic. Children who came every day received an OCLF book.

The Kathy Knowles Community Library celebrated their last day of their August reading clinic. Children who came every day received an OCLF book.

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

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

Library members hold up a hand-knit snake made by Brenda Graham, a Winnipeg volunteer. Fati and the Green Snake is a popular book!

Brenda Graham, a Winnipeg volunteer, knit a snake to celebrate Fati and the Green Snake, a favourite OCLF book, and donated it to the Nungua library.

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.