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"A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert." – Andrew Carnegie

“Since it's founding in 1999 Zaccheus Onumba Dibiaezue Memorial Libraries has established 54 libraries. To extend our impact and reach we are developing a stronger online presence that will support the continued achievement of our work. We hope to move into the next stage of our growth and advance our work in a way that supports Nigeria’s youth with access to free sources of information and learning tools to acquire knowledge.” 

— Ifeoma Esiri, Chair, Board of Trustees, Zaccheus Onumba Dibiaezue Memorial Libraries  

Zaccheus Onumba Dibiaezue

Born into a farming family in 1914, Zaccheus Onumba Dibiaezue's early education took place at St. Steven's Primary School in Ifite Dunu, Anambra State, Nigeria. The premature death of his father meant that his formal education could no longer continue as he was needed at home to support his family; however, through self-learning he was able to undertake and pass examinations for employment in the colonial civil service.... Read More