SODEI has set its first community library in Limbe in the southwest region of Cameroon. The aim of this project is to set up libraries in the 6 Divisional headquarters of the Southwest Region. We believe developing a reading culture is a first step towards youth empowerment for self-reliance. The libraries will serve as hubs for research, knowledge sharing, discussion and debate forums. The IT services within the libraries will serve young IT enthusiasts build on their skills and collaborate on ideas and solutions for community benefit. In the long term we intend to develop a moving library whereby vans filled with books will move libraries to children’s doorsteps and hold reading sessions. In this way, we intend to develop a reading culture which is absent in the current generation of youths.