National Book Week celebrated with Voorbereidingskool

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.

Garelene Muller, a librarian at George Library, reads aloud to children from George Voorbereidingskool. Muller was dressed up as Disney World character, Mickey Mouse.

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.

These girls dressed up as Rapunzel characters; From left are Liela Opperman, Laylah Conway, Garelene Muller (George Library), Mila van Zyl and Cady Eland

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.

Garelene Muller (George Library) with the three little pigs from left, Jessica van Zyl, Miné Pretorius and Mieke-Marie van Rooyen

The learners were all dressed in their favourite storybook characters and listened to a story being read to them.

These learners were dressed up as the Afrikaans story, Trompie en die Boksombende. From left are Migael Fick, Garelene Muller (George Library) Wian Bezuidenhout, Dandré Kaastens and Reynhardt van der Schyff

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).

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