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: