Public libraries are internet hosting a spread of occasions and actions to stay youngsters entertained this vacation
What do Lee Child, Jeff Kinney and Michelle Obama have in commonplace? They’re all authors of essentially the most borrowed books at quite a lot of Cape Town public libraries this previous 12 months.
As the 12 months winds down, libraries around the town will nonetheless stay a hive of task to stay youngsters of every age entertained right through the vacations – together with film days, indoor and outside video games, puppet displays, storytelling and crafting, amongst different actions.
Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services Patricia van der Ross stated, “Our staff go the extra mile during the holiday to keep our young patrons entertained. I want to encourage parents to send their children to join in the fun activities. The young ones will develop their social skills in a fun way, while parents will have peace of mind that their children are kept busy within a safe space and in a constructive manner.”
Here’s the City’s checklist of actions.
GroundUp visited 5 out of the over 100 public libraries to determine what one of the vital most well liked books had been at every this 12 months.
Cape Town Central Library
Situated within the town centre, the Cape Town Central Library opened its doorways to the general public in 1955. It has about 5,000 weekly guests and over 200,000 pieces together with books, magazines and DVD’s.
Top 5 borrowed books:
- The Sentinel by means of Lee Child
- Wrecking Ball by means of Jeff Kinney
- Blue Moon by means of Lee Child
- Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by means of Jeff Kinney
- Where the Crawdads Sing by means of Delia Owens
Du Noon Library
Launched in April 2019, Du Noon’s library has about 30,000 books and lots of facilities. The three-storey library has about 937 weekly guests. It used to be co-funded by means of the Western Cape govt and City of Cape Town and took 5 years to finish.
Top borrowed books:
- Rapunzel by means of Sarah Gigg
- Umlilo ka Nomathemba by means of Ray Leitch
- AmaPhupha oMndanisi weBhaleyi by means of Michaela Deprince
- Little Mermaid by means of Hans Christian Andersen
- How It Ends by means of Catherine Lo
- The Boy Book by means of Ruby Oliver
Table View Library
Table View library first opened its doorways in 1991. It sees about 1,200 weekly guests and has over 40,000 books.
Top 5 borrowed books and authors:
- Seven Sisters collection by means of Lucinda Riley
- Books by means of James Patterson
- Books by means of Lee Child
- Books by means of Danielle Steel
- Hlomo collection by means of Dudu-Busani Dube
Muizenberg library celebrated 70 years since its opened in 1952. Formerly a hearth station, the library hosts about 712 weekly guests and has 20,000 books.
Top 5 borrowed books:
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid by means of Jeff Kinney
- The Gruffalo by means of Julia Donaldson
- Better Off Dead by means of Lee Child
- The Wish by means of Nicholas Sparks
- Becoming by means of Michelle Obama
Observatory library first opened in 1898. It was a public library at its present premises in 1954. It has about 473 weekly guests and 26,000 books.
Top 4 borrowed books:
- Double Down by means of Jeff Kinney
- Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid by means of Jeff Kinney
- Dog Days by means of Jeff Kinney
- Elena and the Secret of Avalor by means of Grace Lee