As a community library, aside being a medium that creates a bridge to resources and community involvement we are also tasked with the responsibility of serving as a conduit to access information and to learn.
Like our rituals for every academic session, we (26/10/2021) embarked on a week long book lending programme- lending books out to underdeveloped schools and to some members and friends of The Yellow House Library within our community.
One of our stop is Our Day Spring School in Opolo Bayelsa State Nigeria, there at the presence of the school director we lend them some essential text books needed for the new term, let me tell you nothing beat the joy of getting free the materials needed to teach and impact knowledge.
Our next stop was a visit to one of The Yellow House Library Community member, Godwin Denis a SS3 science student of Opolo Community Primary and Secondary School Epie, Denis has been living with his grandma since two.
“I raise him all by myself since his parent dumped him here and this is the first time he will ever get a present as special as this we appreciate this effort may God bless the Library”.
Aside been a member of the library, Denis has been a top lad throughout, our next stop is to one of the local community school and together with the help of Denis we were able to locate the school named Fire Reign International School.
In this school, 7 students in Junior Secondary School 2 shared text books among themselves, But The Yellow House Library was able to donate and lend them some books needed for the whole term.
I also engaged them creatively reading Teka Lark “What Every Should Know” to them and tasking them to recite at least two to three lines off the Chapbook.
Precious Samuel came first and she won herself a copy of Child Of Destiny.
To fulfill our purpose of being a free lending space that is bent on bringing education closer to the vulnerable and less privileges we took a journey down to Oliver Street in Opolo Yenagoa Bayelsa State Nigeria, to visit and lend books to one of our member, 12 years old Joyce’s God’s time whose short story Samuel The Disobedient Boy is live on our website, there we spoke too her parents and guardian who welcome us and appreciate the library work and enormous contribution to their community.
So far so good it was a week filled with superb feelings and we can’t wait to keep connecting, sharing books and education with our community, superb thanks to Ude Ugo Anna and the Bayelsa Book Drive for donating books to us.
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