Getting bookish

2015-05-05 06:00

Excited pupils from Perivale Primary enjoyed celebrating Library Week on Wednesday 18 February.

A group of 66 Grade 3 pupils enjoyed displays from the fire department, were treated to storytelling, and tried their hands at tree planting.

The day was ended off with some arts and crafts as the pupils worked on their own thank you cards which was presented to the firefighters who came out on the day.

Library Week was celebrated from Saturday 14 until Saturday 21 March and themed connect@your library.

Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Special Projects Belinda Walker introduced the “fine-free” period to coincide with Library Week.

“Approximately 30 000 items such as books, audio-books, magazines, study guides, CDs and DVDs to the value of just over R2m were either damaged or not returned to the City’s libraries in the last year,” Walker said.

“The funds spent on replacing damaged or lost items could be better used – for example buying additional items to ensure the libraries are well stocked with a wide range of books that are relevant to the needs and interests of local users.”

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