GEORGE NEWS - For this year's celebration of Library Week (15 - 21 March), George library has incorporated two important themes as part of their display: water and human rights.
Library Week and Water Week (15 to 22 March) literally run together, and both Human Right's Day and National Poetry Day fall on Sunday 21 March.
Local libraries will run the following exciting programmes:
• Thembalethu Library will arrange an online story reading for the age group that still may not enter the library. They will also hold a poetry reading tomorrow, Tuesday 16 March with local poet, Nkosinathi Meziwa, who launched his poetry book, Lolani izikrwege, at the Thembalethu Library recently.
Archie Swanson, a local author, will record a discussion on poems from his latest anthology and a podcast of a radio programme and poem readings will be part of a poetry evening tomorrow, 16 March at 18:00.
• National Poetry Day on 21 March falls on a weekend this year and activities at the libraries will be held earlier.
Biographical information of local authors in George will be displayed at the George Library in honour of Kippie van Straaten, a previous senior librarian of George Library, who started the files and who passed away during 2020. The library will have an outreach to the Up with Downs organisation and have a virtual storytelling of Dr. Seuss.
• Blanco Library will be distributing bookmarks and library bags and posters at different community points during the week. The library will be donating books to the friends of the library and focus on promoting the importance of reading as a key to human well-being. On 19 March they will be visiting local schools in celebration of Library Week.
• At Haarlem Library they will have a digital show-and-tell activity for children to make animals out of recycled material. The show will be pre-recorded on video and loaded on the George Municipality YouTube channel during the week.
• Pacaltsdorp librarians will be visiting different institutions to speak about Library Week.
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