Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New Fisantekraal Library opened

By Yamkela Xhaso
26 November


In a joint operation between City of Cape Town and The Mark Shuttleworth Foundation opened the new library for the Fisantekraal community next to Durbanville

The Mark Shuttleworth Foundation donated R 6 million for the building of this library.

Library Marketing and Research Officer from the City of Cape Town Nazeem Hardy said this Library was opened by Executive mayor of Cape Town Hellen Zille.

“They gave us money for two libraries and the other one was for erection of a new library” said Hardy.

Previously the library was run by a church.

Hardy said that the library will feature 14 000 books, jointly provided by the City and the Western Cape Provincial Library Service (WCPLS).


It will have starter collections of CDs and DVDs, and will feature large print books, picture books and books for adults with poor reading skills.

The books will be available in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa. There will also be five computers with internet access for public use.

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