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It’s story time at George Libraries
George libraries are looking forward to celebrating library week from the 20th until the 26th of March 2023. The theme for this year is Libraries – telling powerful stories.

The art of storytelling is as old as humankind itself. Irrespective of the type of story, whether it is fiction, biographical, dramatic, poetic, oral or in writing, each one of us has a story to tell. These stories transfer knowledge and traditions, put the spotlight on unsung heroes, and uplift, educate and inspire people. Since the days gone by, libraries have been central in collecting, preserving, storing, promoting, and encouraging millions of people to become aware of and enjoy these stories with the aim to understand how other people think, operate and live.

The 4IR has shifted the landscape and how we tell these stories which have contributed to global knowledge, memory, and communication. Despite the challenges that libraries are facing, libraries have persevered and continue to add to the good stories that they tell. George Libraries are opening its doors for a week of fun and laughter, drama and entertainment, as we invite all our communities to enjoy Library Week with us. Our library staff understand the power and effect stories have and plays in the lives of people.

George Library has already made plans to visit and share powerful stories at the following venues:
Below is the itinerary for George Public Library:
• Carpe Diem school on the 22nd of March at 11:00 am- 12:00 pm
• On the 23rd of March, at George preparatory at 11:00
• and Friday the 24th of March at Olympia

Come join us for a poetry workshop on 21 March 2023 on World Poetry Day (time: 18h00 until 20h00)

More Library Week Activities – 20-26 March 2023
Blanco Library

20 March 2023
• Activity Children from Kretzenshoop primary read out of a selection of children’s storybooks.
• Golden oldies and the community are welcome for tea and refreshments

22 March 2023
Board games face painting by 6 – 10-year primary children

23 March 2023
• Golden oldies and the public will be invited to listen to an informative session on social issues in the community by the South African Police Service (SAPS).
• Story hour at Born to Win for Library Week.
24 March 2023
• Worldbuilding and Spelling competition by grade 5 students.

Conville Library
Visits Primary Schools to promote telling your own story competition.

Pacaltsdorp – Library week program
Mystery book competition during library week
• Covered Book paper a short review will be subtracted from the book and the patron will be asked to read the book and return it on 22/03/2023 to win library related prize.
• Math Olympiad recruiting of 9 students – 3 of each School in Pacaltsdorp
• All learners in grade 7- The programme will run over a 4-week period (orientation of program will be in library week.

Thembalethu Library
Library week from 20 – 23 March 2023

20 March 2023
• Launch
• Registration – Write your own story
• Save water Presentation – 11H00 – 13H00
22 March 2023
• Take the High schools to Robben Island (They will be visiting the library with their outreach program. /History of Thembalethu by Mr Castro Leholo

23 March 2023
• Services rendered by Library – for Crèche Teachers in Thembalethu

24 March 23
• Story hour -11H00 – 12H00
• Story reading competition 14H00 – 16H00
• Official opening of the Library of the Blind at Thembalethu Library