South Africa commemorates National Book Week officially from 4 to 9 September and it is an initiative of the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture.
National Book Week is an important initiative in encouraging the nation to value reading as a fun and pleasurable activity and to showcase how reading can easily be incorporated into one’s daily lifestyle.
The commemoration coincides with International Literacy Day on 8 September. Garelene Muller, a librarian at George Library, had the grade 3 A class from the George Voorbereidingskool visit her during story hour on Tuesday.
The learners were all dressed in their favourite storybook characters and listened to a story being read to them.
Muller said during National Book Week they make learners aware of the wonderful world of reading.
She said most children have never visited a library and you can borrow books for free.
Garelene Muller (George Library), with Noah Benjamin (Captain Hook), Quinton Jordaan (Peter Pan) and Layla van Tonder (Tinkerbell).