“2022 has been declared as the year of books and the reason is that for 2023, UNESCO has selected Accra as the World Book capital, so as a prelude to that, the Ghana Library Authority is declaring 2022 as the year of books to raise awareness on the public libraries and books in Ghana.”
“It is significant to note that, libraries in Ghana do not have locally published materials, so we are using this as an opportunity to encourage local publication of content so that, this will be acquired by the Library Authority and be displayed and made available on the shelves of public libraries in the country.”
The Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) named 2021 a “Year of Literacy” to reduce learning poverty in the country.
In 2020, the Authority declared it as the Year of Learning, under the theme “70 years of Transforming Minds through Libraries,” in commemoration of its 70 years of existence.
The Authority has said that the investment made by the government towards purchasing relevant materials to stock libraries across the country, has made the library environment more attractive to the youth.
Ghana Library Authority is the second-oldest incorporated institution by an act of Parliament of Ghana and has the mandate to establish, equip, maintain and manage public libraries in Ghana.