Tomorrow's Stars Libraries
Tomorrow's Stars believes in serious students.
Serious students need a place to go to
read, study and read to younger children.
We have three libraries in the Elmina area, all are on school sites.
These libraries all are equipped with:
- Many suitable books for many ages.
- E-readers and kindles with suitable content.
- Pay It Forward students who are librarians
Librarians conduct many activities such as:
- Reading Clubs and Girls' Clubs
- Library classes in support of their schools
- Students writing their own stories and printing them as books and/or and putting them on e-readers.
LIBRARY AT CHRIST CARES INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Christ Cares is our main support school and Leticia is librarian and the leader of the Girls' Club. She reads to children in primary grades and has library classes for all grades. The Girls' club is thriving and is active with Volunteer Sue's projects of mentoring and writing their own stories. They have raised funds making knitwear and jewelry, and use it for a scholarship for one of the members.
Leticia with Library class in library George with girls with e-readers.
Leticia and Girls' Club painted library with art help from teacher Osborn.
Girl's club meeting and celebration of a job well done.
LIBRARY AT BANTUMA PUBLIC SCHOOL
Bantuma School is a Public School very near CC Int'l School on the outskirts of Elmina.
This village is a deprived fishing community. The school is seriously overcrowded. This was our first library outfitted by Kathy Weir based on the model of Kathy Knowles libraries in 2009. PIF student Solo was the first librarian.
Volunteer Sue helped students write their own stories in 2011. PIF student Richard has been librarian since 2012 and monitors the reading club.
In 2015 Sue and Richard and the reading club were part of Sue's mentoring project.
Volunteer Sue helping at Library Thank you from students at Library
Children enjoying the library Librarian Solomon with finishing touches
LIBRARY AT ABREM ESSIAM PUBLIC SCHOOL
Librarian: Isaac, Asst: Eric
Abrem Essiam is a farming village about 45 minutes from Elmina.
In 2011 George and Kathy visited Essiam and saw there was a building that had been built as a library but not used well. We decided it could be used as our third Tomorrow's Stars library and scholarship student Francis and his father Nana (the village chief) seized the opportunity. Kathy helped with the books and shelving and funding, Francis and Nana provided the labor and leadership and a beautiful library came to be.
Group photo at library. Isaac with children and e-readers.
Grade 1 teacher helping students. The school has gov't laptops with our help.
Francis with the students Library room with student drawings