GEORGE NEWS - National Book Week is an initiative to encourage the nation to value reading as a fun and pleasurable activity and to showcase how reading can easily be incorporated into one’s daily lifestyle. The commemoration coincides with International Literacy Day on 8 September.
At George Library, 30 Afrikaans books that were donated by a library user, will be ready to be lent out by 4 September.
According to senior librarian Malibongwe Luyenge they will have a discussion on 7 September at 10:30 in the foyer of the George library with writers and community members on non-fiction and fiction books.
George Library also plans a school visit for the younger library users, a library tour and book talk with the Grade 3 learners from the George Preparatory School during Book Week.
Born to Win Crèche will have a story hour at Blanco Library at 10:00 on 4 September. At Haarlem Library the staff are planning on reaching out to the community on different dates during the week. "They will target senior citizens and the youth and will play games with them and have a story hour with the learners of Haarlem Senior Secondary School," says Luyenge.
Noll Library will celebrate by having a story hour at Noll Primary School at 10:00 also on 4 September, while Pacaltsdorp Library will do an outreach to a local crèche and Thembalethu Library will reach out to Mazisakhe home for the aged and have a story hour at 11:00 on 3 September.
Waboomskraal Library will have a spelling competition for Grade 1 to 7 learners at the library every day at 10:00 from 2 to 6 September.
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