Celebrating library week

City libraries will celebrate the annual SA Library Week from Monday March 14 to Monday March 21 with the theme #libraries4lifelonglearning.

“Libraries are places where all residents have equitable access to quality information and can receive advice about learning opportunities. They are foundational in achieving the vision of an informed nation.

‘The concept of lifelong learning is one embodied in all City libraries.

They provide our patrons with learning resources in various formats, foster a spirit of curiosity, contribute towards the development of society, and empower people for prosperity,” said Mayco member for community services and special projects, Belinda Walker.

Patrons are reminded that while all long overdue library materials can be returned during this week with no fines charged for them, previous fines will not be written off during this week.

The City’s libraries will once again host various programmes in support of SA Library Week. For more information on the full programme see www.capetown.gov.za/library).

* On Friday March 18 Dudley Brandt will visit the Kuils River library and discuss his first novel the Portret in die Gang at 10am till 11am.

* Also on Friday at noon, there will be a children’s storytelling under the tree and an Easter egg hunt at the Kuils River library.

For more information call 021 900 3860 or email Kuilsriver.library@capetown.gov.za