Britannica donates children’s encyclopedias to the National Library of Ghana


Students using the Britannica All New Kids Encyclopedia.

Recognized as Library of the Year, Ghana Library Authority makes information and literature widely available in innovative ways

Encyclopaedia Britannica announced today that it has donated hundreds of copies of its new children’s encyclopedia to the Ghana Library Authority. The books will be available in Ghana’s public libraries, including its mobile and van-based services, across the country.

The giveaway comes just after the Authority was recognized as Library of the Year by the London Book Fair (LBF) International Excellence Award. The award was presented on the basis of “the Authority’s exceptional commitment to using technology to support distance learning to promote information skills, literacy and reading”.

The Britannica All New Kids Encyclopedia, edited by world history author Christopher Lloyd, is a 424-page richly illustrated collection of knowledge intended to satisfy curious minds, replete with reliable facts from the experts at Britannica. Unlike many children’s encyclopedias, which are usually structured from A to Z, the All New Kids Encyclopedia has a story arc, telling the history of the world from the beginning of time to the present day and even a glimpse into the future.

The Director General of the Ghana Library Authority, Mr. Hayford Siaw, expressed his gratitude for this generous donation, stating: “This year has been declared the Year of Literacy by the Ghana Library Authority and we are ready to provide resources of relevant knowledge. in all library nodes across the country. This donation therefore fits perfectly with our vision of connecting Ghanaians to relevant knowledge resources to advance the cause of a literate society. I would like to thank Britannica for the donation and will ensure that all Ghanaian children benefit from our public libraries and mobile library services. “

Theodore Pappas, Editor-in-Chief of Encyclopaedia Britannica, said: “Britannica is delighted to support the Ghana Library Authority to promote the reading habits of our young learners and lay the foundation for lifelong learning. Our Children’s Encyclopedia is a wonderful book for young learners – to spark their curiosity about the wonders of the world large and small – and for readers in areas without easy access to the internet or new educational resources.

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