The project reflects LWB’s desire to assist book donation efforts. To be effective, book donation must be part of an approach that brings together local actors. It thereby becomes a means to encourage the growth of book networks in the countries of the Global South.
Between November 23rd and 30th, 2010, LWB’s project coordinator, Anna Soravito, conducted an expert mission to look into resource development and self-financing at the Aného libraries.
- To extend and facilitate the population’s access to reading, culture and education.
- To encourage professionalization of the book network in the Lake District.
- To create financially and humanly durable libraries.
- To establish contacts between structures in order to facilitate the sharing of best practices and allow collections to circulate.
- The compilation and dispatch of 2,000 books.
- The acquisition of library management material.
- The creation of an inter-library exchange network joining together the 5 libraries of the Lake District.
- Promotion and expansion of African collections.
- Establishment of paying services within the libraries to generate revenue for annual operating budgets.
- The 25,000 inhabitants of Aného, administrative capital of the Lake District.
- The 7,000 inhabitants of Agouégan and those of 3 other towns and villages.