Community Library

The CAHP’s Community Library is currently the only library operating in the area. It comprises a veritable cornucopia of books for children, young people, and adults of all ages in the local community, and beyond.

The library includes fiction and non-fiction books, and specialist books on African history, culture, and art.

“I love coming to this library after school. It has so many lovely books, and is so bright and cheerful.”
Kwame, age 8

Alongside the joy of reading for learning and pleasure, our library offers extra-curricular learning activities around archaeology, heritage, storytelling, poetry, and performance.

Local artists have painted several colorful murals, including the portrayal of the on-going archaeological excavations at Christiansborg Castle.  They also created bookshelves from recycled wood. They collected and recycled old, discarded tyres, painting them in bright colours, to provide seating in this inviting space.

The books are donated from United States’ foundations and private donors.

Library attendance is offered at a minimal fee to help offset the cost of running the library, but regular attendance is rewarded with a free session through the library loyalty card program.

“This library has more books than we have in our schools,”
Naa, age 14

“I come here to read books on the slave trade for my studies,”
Okoe, age 23

Thank You To Our Supporters

Stanford University
French Embassy Ghana
Mellon Foundation
Wenner-Gren Foundation
Joukowsky Family Foundation
The British High Commission Accra
Danish Maritime Museum
Danish National Archives
The British National Archives
The Whiting Foundation
Rapaport Foundation
Egality Law Ghana
Shell supporting Christiansborg Archaeological Heritage Project
Total Energies supporting Christiansborg Archaeological Heritage Project