A Christmas Piñata

Children and staff from the Kathy Knowles Community Library, Osu, enjoy their annual tradition of making and then breaking open a piñata.

An exciting workshop

Nima and Maamobi participants attended a Nima Centre workshop to learn how to make soap, hand sanitizer, bead products, and leather sandals.

A reading clinic in Goi

Ghanaian children missed many months of school due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Librarians in Goi organized daily learning activities.

Kathy Knowles Community Library, Kablevu

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. 

Kablevu’s Library is almost finished

Bright Asare is doing an excellent job to oversee the library’s construction in this salt-mining village. Mabel Hoduameda is showing enthusiasm for her new head librarian’s role. 

Edward Kwame Modzakah, our faithful carpenter

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. 

music lessons on Zoom

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.

Remembering Baba Bukari

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.