On Monday, April 11th, 2016, junior students from the Capucine School visited the American Library in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso with their teachers to celebrate Jazz and Environment Month. After a brief welcoming note by Public Affairs Officer Brenda Soya, the children were introduced to the Library services and materials. They learned about jazz music as well as the environment, asking lots of questions about both topics.
After a tour of the library, they took part in a recycling activity where they used water sachets to create all kinds of shapes and animals. The main purpose of this activity, where the children made ships and turtles out of the recyclable material, is to acknowledge the importance of recycling used items to the younger generation. The visit ended with the Public Affairs Officer taking photos with the group, inviting the children to use the American Library while highlighting the importance of reading and protecting the environment.