Joburg Libraries use IoT (Internet-of-Things) to encourage reading culture.

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:

City of Johannesburg libraries, embrace digital platforms.

By Gabriel Mashabela- Noordgesig Library   City of Johannesburg (COJ) libraries are always exploring new ways to create, nurture and promote the culture of reading. Since the Covdi19 pandemic, COJ libraries have introduced digital platforms and digital innovations such as their new website,, and encouraged the use of educational applications (APPs) and social media… Continue reading City of Johannesburg libraries, embrace digital platforms.

Libraries- places of social interaction

By Gwyneth Perry: Senior Librarian -Weltevreden Park Library Libraries are not only repositories for many books, journals, audio-visual material, and digital sources of information. They are also places where people can talk, socialize and find common ground in their love of books. Users can shoot the breeze with the librarians, high school learners can gather… Continue reading Libraries- places of social interaction

Readers are Leaders

Gwyneth Perry, Senior Librarian, @ Weltevreden Park Library In my years of working in the library field, I have noticed a definite trend. Children who read prolifically and are regular library users often excel academically and become leaders within their schools. I am often very proud of my young library users when I’m told that… Continue reading Readers are Leaders

Nurturing our creative spirit

by Gwyneth Perry. Weltevreden Senior Librarian Every person on earth has some level of creativity within them. We are all makers, whether it be making clothes, or cooking and baking, or creating digital video presentations and elaborate websites. Children are especially good at being creative as they don’t have as great a fear of failure… Continue reading Nurturing our creative spirit

The joy of reading to a child!

By Gwyneth Perry, Senior Librarian, @ Weltevreden Park Library Reading a story to a child is one of life’s great pleasures. Nothing beats seeing the excitement on their faces as the story reaches a pivotal point, or the interaction from a young listener as he interrupts the story to tell you all about something amazing… Continue reading The joy of reading to a child!

HELLO! Welcome to our Blog space

Welcome to our first Libraries Blogging space. We will be publishing writings from library staff and other contributors. It is a space to share thoughts about different topics, ranging from librarianship to social issues, events, and achievements. If you would like to contribute an article, you can email us at or  

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