George Library as well as the others libraries in George and surrounds celebrated Read Aloud day on Friday, February 1st by reading aloud to mostly youngsters at crèches and at schools.
Malibongwe Luyenge, Senior Librarian at George Library said because February is known as the month of love they decided to work around this theme. Visitors to the library had a blind date with a book, where the book was wrapped and the person had no idea what book they chose. When they unwrapped the book they had to borrow it, without knowing even the genre. The users had loads of fun when they read aloud in the foyer of the library on Friday.
Luyenge said he hopes this day encourages people to read books. “I especially urge parents to read aloud to their children because it is therapeutic and it broadens the way of thinking,” Luyenge said.
The different libraries in Blanco, Waboomskraal, Thembalethu, Touwsranten, Haarlem and Pacaltsdorp visited their local crèches and primary schools to read aloud to the learners.
The George Library also gave a library quiz to their visitors and visited House Outeniqua Place of Safety to read aloud to the youngsters.
Photo: Grade R Tyholora Primary School Read aloud day