Managing a library and promoting reading in Togo

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The volunteer project will support a community library in Kpalime which was established in the course of the summer 2005. Inaugurated after three working weeks, the library opened its doors and is the pride of the whole town. This long-term project will be used to support the local and young population in their search for information, documentation, intellectual and cultural knowledge.

The volunteers will work together with local teachers in order to create activities which will encourage the population to read and will teach them how to make researches on various subjects. Various activities can be organized in this regard: an introduction to the library; entertainment and scientific activities; awareness campaigns in schools to excite students and teachers about regularly using libraries; organizing games for children; organizing a reading contest with prizes; organizing cultural events (theater, storytelling, African night followed by dance ....)

Volunteers will be trained and will work as librarians in the library or will come in support of local librarians. The volunteers will have to manage the library, the maintenance of books and ensure smooth return of books loaned.

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