By Gwyneth Parry- Senior Librarian, Weltevreden Park Library ‘Tell us your story. What does this library mean to you?’ The staff of the Weltevreden Park Public Library put this question to their library users during Library Week 2023. The public were encouraged to write stories explaining the impact the Weltevreden Park Library has had on… Continue reading Weltevreden Park community share stories about the library.
by Gabriel Mashabela -Senior Librarian Noordgesig Library City of Johannesburg libraries, during school holidays, organize and implement holiday programs for children to partake in and keep them busy by engaging them in fun-filled, creative, and educational library-activities. These holiday programs are provided in line with the strategic objective of city libraries; “To provide access and… Continue reading 2023 Easter Holiday Programs @ Noordgesig Library
By Gabriel Mashabela (Noordgesig Library) With library week done and dusted during March 2023; some questions might be lingering in the minds of library users and others. Questions like what is library week, why it is still relevant and significant to celebrate it, and why it is celebrated? This year 2023, Library week nationally… Continue reading LIBRARY WEEK CELEBRATIONS: PAST, PRESENT AND THE FUTURE.
by Gabriel Mashabela – Senior Librarian Noordgesig Library The month of January, every year is regarded as a Back-to-School month in South Africa. This is the time when all learners of all grades, from grade R to Grade 12 across the country are gearing up for a new academic year. They all prepare to start… Continue reading CoJ Libraries support the class of 2023: Back-to-school campaign
by Gwyneth Perry November is Thanksgiving month and Weltevreden Park Library decided to reach out to women in need by holding a collection drive. The aim was to collect dignity packs from members of the community, to be given out at the end of November. The library is collaborating with STINT, which stands for Supporting… Continue reading Weltevreden Park Library’s outreach with STINT NGO.
By Gwyneth Perry -Senior Librarian International Open Access Week is an event held globally, to demonstrate the importance of open and accessible research findings and to ensure equitable knowledge sharing within the information community. Region C Libraries hosted a virtual program for Open Access Week and Cyber Security Month, on Wednesday the 26th of October.… Continue reading Region C Libraries celebrate Open Access Week and Cyber Security Month
By Tebogo Msimango: Senior Librarian eLearning services Randburg library was buzzing with excitement for 20 learners and staff who were part of the first mobile literacy and reading development programme for high schools. Mobireadathon is a reading development programme aimed at introducing high school youth to reading and writing tools available on mobile devices. It… Continue reading Mobireadathon Reading Competition Pilot2 finals held at Randburg Library
NOORDGESIG LIBRARY CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY AND ITS FIRST ANNIVERSARY. by Gabriel Mashabela 08 SEPTEMBER is celebrated worldwide as International Literacy Day (ILD). Interestingly Noordgesig library on this day 08 September 2022 celebrates its one (1) year anniversary. The Noordgesig library was officially opened on 08 September 2021 by the then executive mayor Jolidee Matongo.… Continue reading NOORDGESIG LIBRARY CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY AND ITS FIRST ANNIVERSARY
Region C celebrates International Literacy Day! Gwyneth Perry- Senior Librarian, Weltevreden Library Knowledge is power! Literacy is one of the most important abilities available to humanity. Without the ability to read, write and understand, the future of society becomes stunted. Region C Libraries celebrated this important day on the calendar by holding two events in… Continue reading Region C celebrates International Literacy Day!
by Gwyneth Perry : Senior Librarian Weltevreden Library The City of Johannesburg Library collaborated with the Eldorado Park-based NGO, PUSH (Persevere until something happens) in the first Mobi-Readathon presented by the City. Two stories were published on the FUNZA APP and children from various high schools, who are patrons of the PUSH NGO were… Continue reading The first Mobi-Readathon takes flight!
by Gabriel Mashabela : Senior Librarian Noordegig Library “Libraries have the reputation of always being at the forefront when it comes to adopting and using new technologies (Bansal, Arora & Suri; 2018)”. This indicates that libraries have always strived to adopt new technologies to improve library services and users’ experiences. The adoption of… Continue reading Joburg Libraries use IoT (Internet-of-Things) to encourage reading culture.
Johannesburg Libraries introduce Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) tailored programmes. by Gabriel Mashabela- Noordgesig Library “Libraries will be advocates for and facilitators of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where people create their own devices and objects” (Ahmat and Hanipah, 2018). This was concluded during a July 2017 special Global Vision discussion commissioned by The International Federation of… Continue reading CODING IN LIBRARIES: