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Riaan Engelbrecht
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19 Mar 2018
10:33 am

Return overdue library material in Ekurhuleni at no cost this week

Riaan Engelbrecht

Awareness is once again being placed on libraries being hubs of knowledge for community development.

Libraries across the Ekurhuleni metro will this week celebrate South African Library Week.

As part of the Library Week celebrations, patrons will not be charged any fee for late returns from March 19 to 25, Boksburg Advertiser reports.

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This year’s theme for Fine-Free Library Week is “Libraries; Heart of the Community”.

According to Ekurhuleni’s MMC for community services, Dora Mlambo, the theme seeks to emphasise the idea that libraries belong to the community and are central hubs of knowledge for community development.

“Libraries are so much more than just books, they reflect and serve communities according to their needs,” said Mlambo.“We are pleading with library users to return all overdue material they have borrowed in order to allow others to benefit from them.”

“The Library Week celebrations will also recognise the vital role played by the libraries, from school to public, academic or special libraries.

“They offer vital resources to address community needs, and are places where the community gathers to interface on community issues.

“Moreover, Libraries are also central to the aspirations of members of the community by providing education.”

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