zondag 22 oktober 2017

Time table of the training on Library Management and Reading Promotion

On November 13th and 14th and 16th and 17th 2017 in Bolgatanga

Day one




8.00am – 8.30am


8.30am – 9.00am

Welcome, Introductions , Ground Rules, Ice - breaker

9.00am – 9.15am

Importance of books and reading

9.15am - 10.00am

Planning a new library

10.00am - 10.30am

Snack break

10.30am - 10.40am

Care of Books

10.40am - 11.45am

Techniques of Storytelling

11.45 am -12.45pm

Practical work

12.45pm - 1.30pm


1.30pm  -  2.30pm

Reading activities

2.30pm  -  3.00pm

Organising a Reading Project

3.00pm  -  4.00pm

Practical work

Day two



8.00am -  9.00am


9.00am – 10.00am


10.00am – 10.30am


10:30am - 11.30am

Practical work

11.30am -  12.45pm

Library routines e.g. accessioning, registration, charging and discharging, shelving, etc


12.45pm – 1.30pm


1.30 pm – 2.30pm

Library routines

2.30pm – 3.30pm

Practical work

3.30pm – 4.00pm

Evaluation and Closing

Training of school teachers and librarians in Bolgatanga
To get the best out of the library, people involved in and responsible for the library will be trained by the director of Biblionef Ghana, who is a trained librarian herself. The training has been developed by Biblionef Ghana together with Wia Huisman-Smeenk, a trained Dutch librarian specialized in reading promotion and information literacy. She is member of the Lions Club Slochteren Skiramere.
Content of the training:
  • how to deal with books, both in the classroom as in the library;
  • how does a library system work;
  • how to keep the books clean, tidy and usable for many years;
  • how to read with and for children in a way that will keep the child's
Attention focused;
  • how to teach specific lessons to children to get used to work with the library and their books
  • how to use and encourage usage of the library during school hours.
    They will learn:
  • how to incorporate activities with books in their teaching plans and how to install a love of reading in the children
  • how to transfer the knowledge of the training to other teachers and/ or librarians of the participating schools.

By training the teachers we aim a change in the perspective that children have towards reading, by motivating the children to read and get all the described benefits from it. Our goal is that the persons trained (2 per school) will give and organize the training at their schools in the future. This way, the sustainability of the libraries they manage and the increment of literacy levels of the children is best ensured.

vrijdag 20 oktober 2017

The building of the library is in progress

The building of the library in Okorase is in progress. I am going to visit the project on November the 9 th and 10 th

zondag 8 oktober 2017

The benefits of reading books

New pictures of building the library in Okorase

Here are some new pictures of building the library in Okorase. This one of the Learning Community Spaces from our LCIF project. The LCS will have a regional reach and will be a model library, how to make it sustainable and how to motivate children to read. Teachers are invited to come to the library and are trained in the library.