Greater Oudtshoorn celebrates national Library Week!

LIBRARIES in the Greater Oudtshoorn will participate in the annual celebration op National Library Week which will take place from 15 tot 21 March.

According to Deidre Carelse, manager for libraries in the Greater Oudtshoorn, Library Week will be a fine free week.

“This means that all overdue books from libraries may be taken back without a late fee charge. All old fines will be waived only during this week.”

“However, library users with damaged books will still be liable to pay for the damage.”

The purpose of Library Week is to market and promote the use of public libraries in South Africa to make people aware of the importance of their library and to attract new users, which will hopefully result in an increase of readers and library users.

“Library Week also strives to encourage public libraries to highlight the cultural, educational and recreational aspects of the library.

“The public library plays a vital role in the community; it allows every reader within the Greater Oudtshoorn to become informed and technologically savvy,” Carelse said.