ER Library graces Independence Parade with 2019 Year of Reading

Library Parade
Library Parade

The Eastern Regional branch of the Ghana Library Authority as part of its effort to promote reading among students in schools in the region, took part in the 62nd Independence Anniversary parade held at the Koforidua Jacksons Park.

Their participation formed part of the creating of awareness for the “2019 year of reading” campaign which was launched by the Ghana Library Authority to promote and whip-up the interest of reading among students.

The staff and some pupils who teamed up to form a contingent to march at the independence day parade were holding placards with inscriptions such as: “Lets read to our children” ,”Knowledge is power”,” I lead because I read” ,”Read a book everyday” ,”Reading is fun”, “I advocate for reading” ,”I pledge to read’’.

After the close of the 62nd parade, the staff and students alongside their mobile library van had a 20 minutes floats session through some streets of the municipality to further create awareness about the project.

Mr Evans Korletey, the Regional Director, who spoke to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) said the programme is targeted at recruiting 100,000 people at the regional level to participate in the project by the close of the year .

He said with the support of the mobile library van, the Authority is going to help enhance its activities in the region.

He said the mobile van will assist in places and communities where they don’t have access to libraries, to help improve the reading of majority of students in the region.

Mr Korletey said between January and February this year, his outfit has been able to recruit over 700 new members adding that when much awareness is created, the number will increase.

He said as part of promoting the “2019 year of reading”, at the regional level a number of activities have been lined up throughout the year to help whip-up the reading interest of students.

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