1249 Mzilakazi Street Mofolo
Mofolo Library is situated in Soweto, it is surrounded by both public, private, EDC centers and colleges. It serves people from different cultural backgrounds such as Christianity, Muslims, Hindu etc. We also extend our services to old age homes, NPO and business people. The library offers a quiet study area, as well as common areas for collaboration. The library also offers the following programs: Science scuffle, Battle of the books, Story Skirmish, Storytimes, Business Workshops Family Literacy, Teen Book Club, Healthy Life Style Events, Career Expo event, holiday programmes, special day events e.g (Mandela day or World book day) and Youth programmes e.g. Debates.
HISTORY AND BACKGROUND
Mofolo Library was officially opened on the 26th of May 1989 by Gordon Paterson, managing director of EIMCO Mining Machinery. It is located in ward 36. The community around this area highly use the library for study purposes, access to the internet, and use of photocopy machines. The library has active relationships with members of the community that are involved in performing arts, in schools, in daycares, and other departments closer to the library, such as Mofolo Arts Centre. Mofolo Arts Centre is one of the few institutions that gave township artists a chance to showcase their work during Apartheid. The center offers sewing, pottery, dance, and music lessons. The library has also partnered with Independent Living Centre, which provides people who are physically challenged with counseling, support groups, and personal assistance programmes, It is situated next to Mofolo park, which is well known for hosting music concepts.