City of Cape Town urges return of more than 20 000 library books worth R1.8m

The City is urging library customers to return excellent books this week, at no prices.

  • The City of Cape Town desires library customers to return all excellent books.
  • According to the City, more than 20 000 books haven’t been returned.
  • The worth of the present excellent materials is estimated at about R1 848 739.

The City of Cape Town is urging library customers to return all excellent books with out having to pay a nice.

Currently, 20 131 books have been overdue on the City’s 102 service factors, which included three satellite tv for pc libraries.

The worth of the excellent materials was estimated at R1.8 million.

“These are items which can bring information and relaxation to many others, so I urge patrons to visit their nearest library during this week,” mentioned the City’s mayoral committee member for group companies and well being Zahid Badroodien.

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According to the City, the pandemic and the totally different lockdown ranges meant that many of the libraries weren’t all the time open and patrons couldn’t entry the amenities freely.  

The City mentioned some of the highest overdue guide objects have been fairy tales, and mathematical literacy examine guides for Grade 12.

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“I’m glad parents are reading to their children and that the younger patrons are excited about reading. However, we want many more of our patrons to also enjoy these magical fairy tales,” mentioned Badroodien.

The City mentioned examine supplies have been in excessive demand, particularly forward of exams, and urged tertiary college students and college pupils to return objects so others may entry them.


“Our libraries are for everyone, and we have limited resources to replace any lost items,” Badroodien mentioned.

The City mentioned each year South Africa commemorated National Book Week throughout the first week of (*20*).

It’s an initiative of the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture.

“Every initiative which encourages reading and its value as a fun and pleasurable activity is important. We often extol the benefits of reading, and it can easily become a part of your daily life. Read as much as you can, read to your children and encourage them to read widely,” added Badroodien.

The City mentioned all its libraries have been open and patrons have been reminded that Covid-19 hygiene protocols could be enforced. 


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