Brick by Brick: African Community Libraries

Debra writes "Community libraries are emerging as important cultural centers for African citizens who do not have easy access to the national libraries in major cities.

"Libraries must come to where people live, in townships and suburbs. On their days off and on weekends, readers find it hard and expensive to travel to city centre libraries, which usually have shortened hours on weekends and holidays," said Prof C.E. Onukaogu, President of the International Development in Africa Committee, part of the IRA. More from IRINnews"


It's great to see libraries being proactive and reaching out.