Central Regional Library Participates in International Book Giving Day

The Central Regional Library has donated a collection of fiction and non-fiction books to the New Life International Children’s home, a foster home and its school, Newness Preparatory School, both located at Ansapetu in the Cape Coast North Constituency, as part of activities marking the International Book Giving day.

Central Regional Librarian, Harold Boateng, who led the team indicated that children are at the formative stage of development, hence the need to inculcate the habit of reading in them.

“As today marks International Book Giving Day, we chose to spend time with the children, donate books to them and let them have a feel of the services rendered at public libraries. We believe that by so doing, we will be helping to whip up their interest in reading. ”

Beyond donating books, pupils from basic 3- 6 were introduced to the electronic readers and were taught how to use the device, select stories and the languages available on the device.

The team from the central Regional Library also donated clothing, toiletries and biscuits to the children.

Receiving the donation, Mr. James Doughan Brew, headmaster of the School expressed his gratitude for the love showed to the children and called for more support to help improve the learning habits of the children.

In another development, at the Abura Dunkwa district, the library staff visited the GCB, fire service, Ghana Police service and Bobmak Hotel to present books to them. The presentation was to encourage staff to patronize the library and also to sensitize others about the existence of public libraries in the district.

The institutions visited were happy about the book giving day presentation and pledged their support in registering brilliant students in the district.


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