GLA Encourages Public To Take Advantage Of Digital Library App
Mr Aaron Kuwornu, Northern Regional Director of the Ghana Library Authority (GLA), has encouraged citizens in the Region to take advantage of the Ghana Library’s Digital Library Application (App) as an alternative to getting all its services.
This, he stressed that it would help citizens access information and other services from the GLA, especially in the wake of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
Mr Kuwornu gave the encouragement in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Tuesday in Tamale.
The GLA Digital Library App is a digital library application established in 2019, which seeks to provide access to e-Books, audiobooks and educational videos made available on Android and IOS.
The App provides a collection of free content of over five thousand titles as well as e-books including both fiction and non-fiction.
The government in response to COVID-19 pandemic temporarily closed down all educational institutions including the GLA.
Mr Kuwornu, who also doubles as the Regional Director for the Savanna and North East Region said: “the App offers a collection of free GES curriculum e-books, tutorial videos and audiobooks from Kindergarten to Senior High School/TVET and also fiction and non-fiction books to suit the general public”.
He stressed the GLA has declared 2020 a year of learning, adding that students including children, with the exemption of the final years, who were still at home, could, therefore, take advantage of the App to read and learn.
Mr Kuwornu said the App can be downloaded through play store or app store, adding that “the App is reliable and easily accessible and only requires the use of internet data and an email or phone number in place of library cards for registration”.
“Parents can also assist their wards by using their own emails or creating emails for their children to access the needed material for their children to learn,” he said.
Mr Kuwornu praised the government for providing the regional office with a 4X4 pick up among others and appealed for more.
He encouraged the citizenry to become readers and advised them to observe all the safety protocols recommended by the government to help fight the spread of the COVID-19.