World Read Aloud Day celebrated in George and surrounds

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.

Janine Pierre-Carolus reads to the learners at Dellville Park Primary school

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.

Malibongwe Luyenge, Senior Librarian at George Library and Elmine Vorster, librarian, speaks to the visitors at the George library on World Read Aloud Day

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.

World Read Aloud Day at Touwsranten Primary School

The different libraries in Blanco, Waboomskraal, Thembalethu, Touwsranten, Haarlem and Pacaltsdorp visited their local crèches and primary schools to read aloud to the learners.

Garelene Muller, librarian at George Library, reads to the children of Sonneblom ACVV crèche

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

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