Prior to the launch of the South African Library Week, the Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture Rejoice Mabudafhasi will officially open the Papi Ntjana Community Library on Thursday, 16 March 2017 in North West as part of the build-up to Library Week campaign.
Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi in partnership with the National Library of South Africa (NLSA) and the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) will launch the South African Library Week on Friday, 17 March 2017 at Sunrise View Primary & Secondary Schools, Bojanala, in Rustenburg, North West Province.
The Library and Information Association of South Africa is celebrating South African Library Week from 18-26 March 2017 with the theme “My Library, Your Library“ and sub-themes: “My Library, My Home”, “Mind your Library” and “Tell me about your Library”.
“Let us make reading part of our daily lives and let everyone of us share a book with a colleague, family, friends and neighbours as a way of enhancing social cohesion,” said Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi.
The theme, “My Library, Your library” takes libraries into the heart of the community and strives to awaken a sense of ownership in each community member.
“We should use the knowledge acquired through reading to strive towards a better and literate South Africa,” stated Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi.