Nigeria – The Director of Anambra State Library Board, Dr. Nkechi Udeze has restated the determination of the Board to introduce more innovative services to consolidate on the achievements recorded so far.
Speaking in Awka, Dr. Udeze noted that the Evergreen Award won by the state recently is a testimony that the state Library is setting the pace for others in the country.
Dr. Udeze explained that the Best Public Library Award competition is open to all public libraries in the Country and Anambra state won it in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and is the first and only state that has achieved such feat in the country.
She said the state Library Board won the awards through innovative services it has been able to initiate and integrate in the society as well as sustaining existing ones which she said have made the Board very visible in the society.
According to Dr. Udeze, the state Library Board over the years has continued to scale up services, including going to villages to create awareness on cancer and other health challenges as well as leadership promotion campaign, noting that people are now aware of the need for cancer screening to ensure early dictation, adding that the services are not only to communities with libraries but also others where libraries are yet to be established.
She said the Kenneth Dike E- Library provides hybrid services, including digital and traditional services for all classes of people of all ages.
In her reaction, a retired teacher, Mrs. Roseline Chukwuka commended the board for effective and efficient service delivery and efforts towards restoring reading culture, especially among youths.