Children and staff from the Kathy Knowles Community Library, Osu, enjoy their annual tradition of making and then breaking open a piñata.
On November 29, 2020, the citizens of Kablevu attended the opening of their new library. Children recited poetry, the youth pledged their support, and the chief extended his gratitude.
Edward has been with us for 30 years. He has made hundreds of beautifully-crafted chairs and stools, and dozens of tables, shelves, and puzzle racks. Note: sadly Edward died on June 21, 2022.
Book clubs bring along new readers and inspire others to join.
Korle Gonno Community Library offers music lessons by Zoom thanks to Musiker ohne Grenzen (Music Without Borders). Before the pandemic, volunteers came to Accra. Teacher librarian Irene Togobo supervises the instruction and provides encouragement.
Everyone adored Baba. He first worked as a gardener at the Mamprobi Gale Community Library when it opened in 2001. After a few years, the City of Accra said he would have to leave because of his advancing age. Baba asked us if he could return part time, however it was only a matter of weeks before he resumed full time. When gardening became too difficult he took on security duties, never wanting to leave his ‘library family.’ He died on April 12, 2020, at the age of 86.