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U.S. Embassy boosts Bo Library

NOVEMBER 28, 2014 By: Alhaji Mohamed Wusha-Conteh

The Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy in Sierra Leone has presented books of various disciplines, chairs, tables, a printer, photocopier and scanner to the American Corner Library in Bo, southern Sierra Leone.

Presenting the items, Head of Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy, Madam Hollyn Green, described the partnership with the Sierra Leone Library Board as the best as they have gained rich opportunities in interacting with the Sierra Leone community. She disclosed that they have partnered with the library for timely Ebola educational programs and long-term contributions in educating communities, especially in the various branches of the Library Board.

Madam Green encouraged users to make feedbacks on materials and books they would want to see added to future stock, and pledged her embassy’s support at all times.

In his remarks, the Information, Communication and Research Officer at the Public Affairs Section of the embassy, Abass Kalokoh, thanked the staff of the Sierra Leone Library Board, especially those in Bo, noting that their main aim is to provide effective internet service for the Corner in Bo.

He appealed to users to make good use of the books by coming up with suggestions on needed books so that they will be guided in the selection of the materials.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Bo Library, Chief Librarian of the Sierra Leone Library Board, Sallieu Turay, said the presentation is a continuation of a similar one made over a month ago of over 200 books and other materials to the Kissy American Corner in Freetown.

He maintained that the partnership between the two has made great impact and has benefitted them a lot in the area of books and programs in various disciplines.