Kathy Knowles Community Library, Accra (1992)

OCLF’s first library is in a container. It offers literacy and ICT classes, cultural dancing, and arranges school library programming and lay library training. 

HOURS: Mon to Fri 9 – 5 and Sat 9 – noon
CONTACT: Joana Felih 027 745 2380;

Nima Maamobi Gale Community Library, Accra (1998)

The Nima library offers literacy classes, a food program, and school outreach. Children are involved in theatre activities at the adjacent Nima Centre. 

HOURS: Mon to Sat 9 -5
CONTACT: Kate Akwa 024 398 1884;

Mamprobi Gale Community Library, Accra (2001)

The Mamprobi library is near a school, and students rush there during break times. It offers daily ICT instruction, art enrichment, and Saturday dance classes.

: Mon to Sat 9 – 5
CONTACT: Sharon Opoku-Gyan 024 398 097;


Nungua Community Library, Nungua (2003)

The Nungua library is one of our busiest. Its generous and well-treed compound with ping pong tables and colourful benches creates a park-like setting. 

HOURS: Mon to Sat 9 -5
CONTACT: Abigail Elisha 054 241 7557;

Nima Maamobi Community Learning Centre, Accra (2006)

The Centre is a community hub. Students study, youth rehearse, adults attend literacy classes, and community leaders host exciting workshops. 

HOURS: Mon to Fri 9 –  9 and Sat 9 – 5
CONTACTS: Naomi Awusi (Director) 027 501 0021;
Martin Adjei Legend (Theatre Director) 024 409 1006;

Kathy Knowles Community Library, Goi (2008)

Goi is a fishing town east of Accra. Before the library opened, librarian Vivian Amanor shared her love of reading by transporting books on a wagon to eager young readers in her community.

HOURS: Mon to Fri 9– 5 and Sat 9 – noon 
CONTACT: Enoch Okutu 024 596 0703;

Accra College of Education Community Library (2011)

Children and tertiary students frequent this library. Everyone looks forward to its annual Kathy Knowles Reading Competition and special programs.

Adults: Mon to Fri 9 – 9 and Sat 9 – 5
Children: Mon to Sat 9 – 5
CONTACT: Matilda Mercer-Yeboah 020 860 8632;

Korle Gonno Community Library, Accra (2014)

The Korle Gonno library has a junior and senior section, an auditorium with a good-sized stage, and ocean views! Musicians Without Borders offer music lessons. 

Adults: Mon to Fri 9 – 9 and Sat 9 – 5
Children: Mon to Sat 9 – 5
CONTACT: Belinda Dogbatse 054 413  8089;

Wokumagbe Community Library, Ghana (2018)

This informal mini-library is one of six in fishing and salt mining villages. Twice weekly, children gather to read and listen to stories. OCLF pays dedicated lay librarians along with providing materials.

These libraries are popular. They recorded 68,593
visits in 2021.

Anansekrom Garden Library, Accra (2018)

Irene Togobo, a teacher-librarian from Korle Gonno, started a library in her garden. Each Sunday, children gather to read and listen to stories. OCLF donated books and furnishings.

Since 1990, we have supported more than 200 similar initiatives.

Kathy Knowles Community Library, Kablevu (2020)

This library was among the mini-libraries started in 2018. In 2019, the Merck Family Foundation gave funds to construct a building. Kablevu’s chief pledged his support for salaries and expenses.

Head librarian Mabel Hoduameda opens from Monday to Sat 9 – 4.