As winter approaches in Cape Town, parents are looking for ways to keep their children engaged and entertained during the school holidays. Fortunately, the city’s libraries and recreational facilities have prepared an exciting lineup of activities that aim to keep young minds active and entertained.
The City of Cape Town has recently announced the continuation of two libraries Tygervalley and Plumstead libraries, which were previously facing closure due to nonrenewal of their leases. ### The Decision to Renew the Leases
City libraries are a vital resource for education and personal growth. They provide a safe and welcoming space for community members to learn, relax, and access valuable tools. In recognition of this, the Community Services and Health Directorate has allocated over R32 million in the 2023/24 budget to upgrade and improve Library and Information Services (LIS). This includes a substantial investment in the expansion of the Lwandle Community Library and the acquisition of a diverse range of books, periodicals, and subscriptions.
Career expos offer valuable insights into different professions and provide opportunities for networking with industry professionals. In May, the City of Cape Town libraries will host a series of career expos aimed at learners, unemployed youth, and anyone interested in making an informed career choice.
World Book Day is approaching quickly, and city libraries are gearing up to celebrate. This year’s theme is “your” World Book Day, and libraries throughout the city have arranged a variety of events to promote the love of books and reading. Scheduled activities will take place before and after April 23rd. Councillor Patricia van der Ross, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, believes that libraries should take every opportunity to encourage a passion for reading.