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  • Upsides- quality over quantity Because intensive, respond to needs villages and readers… e.g. what kinds of books? At first shipped books from U.S. but villagers want African novels not Jane Austen Very few books in local languages Brought us to partner with Kathy Knowles of Osu Children’s Library fund to make available low cost books for children in local languages Micro publishing Because intensive, we do outreach- where parents don’t know how to read or have a library culture, very important Also do training and capacity building- keeping accounts, budgets reports
  • Favl presentation

    1. 1. Friends of African Village Libraries
    2. 2. About FAVL <ul><li>FAVL establishes libraries in Sub-Saharan Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>FAVL helps people read! </li></ul>
    3. 3. FAVL Libraries <ul><li>FAVL has established 13 libraries: 8 in Burkina Faso, 3 in Ghana, 1 in Tanzania and 1 in Uganda </li></ul>
    4. 4. Community Libraries
    5. 5. A FAVL Library <ul><li>Located in rural villages </li></ul><ul><li>Hold about 1,000 books </li></ul><ul><li>Paid librarian operates library 20 hours a week </li></ul><ul><li>Open to the public </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Membership Fees: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$.20 for Children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$.40 for Adults </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Libraries are run by a local library committee and a hired librarian. </li></ul><ul><li>FAVL makes an effort to stock libraries with relevant materials. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Library activities include…
    8. 8. Reading your favorite book!
    9. 9. <ul><li>Reading outside! </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Organizing books! </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Story telling </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>Playing Games! </li></ul>
    13. 13. Singing!
    14. 14. Dancing!
    15. 15. Mastering puzzles
    16. 16. Reading Camps!
    17. 19. Everyday life in a village

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