Upgraded library for Port Shepstone

2016-07-07 06:00

PORT Shepstone will soon boast a three-storey library at it’s civic centre.

The refurbishment and upgrade will take about 20 months to complete and the Hibiscus Coast Municipality (HCM) assures that residents will enjoy the facilities the new upgrade will bring.

HCM has a partnership with the KZN Department of Arts and Culture to build the structure that is expected to attract about 5 000 enrolled members compared to the current 3 851 members.

“The Wi-Fi hot spot will be the one of the pulling factors to the Hibiscus­ Coast youth users,” said Mayor Nomusa­ Mqwebu.

This facility will have two group activity rooms - educational toy section, gaming room with PlayStation - and a group discussions room and covered outdoor area.

The unique feature of this facility will be the Cyber Café which will also have a special needs area that will house computers for the partially blind and blind people.

“Certain areas of the library will be closed during this upgrade and we ask users to bear with us through this process,” said municipal manager Max Mbili.

He said currently, the library cannot be seen from Ryder Street in Port Shepstone, which is close to the taxi rank.

“When people enter the CBD, they don’t know that there is a library.

“The upgrade accommodates for the repositioning­ of the entrance to enure it is more visible,” he said.

The Wi-Fi hot spot will be the one of the pulling factors to the Hibiscus­ Coast youth users.

The unique feature of this facility will be the Cyber Café which will also have a special needs area that will house computers for the partially blind and blind people

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