MEC Mahlangu opens state of the art library in Zithabiseni

September 8, 2017 at 17:37 p.m

BOEKENHOUTHOEK – The opening of Zithabiseni Public Library (Boekenhouthoek) will go a long way in improving the lives of the local community, particularly pupils.

The Zithabiseni Public Library, which was officially opened by Culture, Sport and Recreation MEC, Norah Mahlangu on September 8, is a state of the art facility that will change the face of the community. It features an activity room (it will be used for discussions), study area (it will be used for studying), media room (it will be used for watching educational materials), play area for kids (it will be used by children and teachers for story telling and play activities), computer room (it will assist patrons to access information online), children’s study area (this will be used by children to study) and Internet and WiFI (the library offers free access to the Internet through broadband).

Speaking during the official opening, MEC Mahlangu urged the community to look after the library and to use it to better their lives. She added that the opening of the library was a sign that government was working hard to change the imbalances of the past. “Zithabiseni Public Library has 5506 library material, which include reference books, children and adult books. Books are issued to community members who are registered as library members and they can borrow a maximum of four books for 14 days,” said the MEC.

The library will service six high schools, eight primary schools and 10 pre-schools in Bomandu Community, which is made up of the three wards, namely 7, 24 and 27.  Bomandu stands for Boekenhouthoek, Matheysenloop, Bundu and Machipe.

The library will operate from Mondays to Fridays from 08:00 – 16:00.