“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ― Charles William Eliot.
Calling all bookworms! Share the joy of reading during National Library Week. Dust off the cobwebs of old books that are in good condition and donate them to a Cause in need. This year’s theme is Libraries: heart of the Community – and what better way to celebrate this than to donate some books, read to children or help start a library at an Early Childhood Development Centre.
“SA Library Week was initiated in 2001 by LIASA to be a commemorative period recognized by government when all types of libraries across the country use it as an opportunity to market their services in an effort to contribute to the understanding of the important role that libraries play in a democratic society, advancing literacy, making the basic human right of freedom of access to information a reality, and to promote tolerance and respect among all South Africans.”
This amazing initiative has also been linked to Human Rights Day (21st of March) and the South African Bill of Rights for freedom of access to information as a basic human right.
With 34 Opportunities country-wide, take a peek at our National Library Week Campaign, running until the 30th of April, to find out ways you can get involved.