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The Bookery opens 40th Library at Ummangaliso


On Friday 31st October Ummangaliso Public Primary School became the 40th recipient of a Bookery library, and we celebrated with an extremely entertaining and memorable opening at the school. We were treated to a great show of dance and singing by learners from the school. Speeches from UCT Professor C. Soudien, Western Cape Education Minister […]

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Opening of first Bookery library in Eastern Cape


The Bookery opened its very first Eastern Cape based school library at Buchule Tech High School on Friday 17th October. This is now the 2nd library opened outside of the Western Cape, and we are very expectant of more to come soon as we look to expand further into the country. This was just one […]

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Pay It Forward Charity Event huge success


The talks were opened by The Bookery’s Project Development Officer, Jonny Wilkinson. The buzzing guest speaker Madge ‘The Sunflower’ du Preez set flight with an interactive talk. It was amplified by other guest speakers including D.A.D. founder Eddie Andrews, Pigeon Pie founder Marwaan Sasman, entrepreneur & Good Hope FM show host Loyiso ‘DJ Loyd’ Mdebuka, […]

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Nal’ibali Training for our Library Assistants

On Monday 6th October, 30 Library Assistants filled a training room in the Humanities Post Graduate Building at UCT for a  Nal’ibali Reading for Enjoyment Orientation Workshop. The Nal’ibali Campaign is all about Reading for Enjoyment and so the Library Assistants participated in fun activities, sang songs, listened to and read stories, and thereby acquiring […]

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Pay It Forward Charity Event


The Pay It Forward Charity Event on Saturday, 6 September 2014 at the Marimba Restaurant at the Cape Town International Convention Centre was an uplifting success. The motivational talks from accomplished speakers from different industries achieved the aim of the event, which was to inspire the pupils in attendance. The talks were opened by The […]

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Cosmas Mabeya visits Library Conference in Moscow


The Bookery’s Executive Project Manager Cosmas Mabeya attended the International Association of School Librarianship 2014 Conference, in Moscow, Russia, from 25—30 August. As The Bookery endeavours to bring the very best of international experience to our work, we were blessed with the acknowledgment of our work and the honour of being awarded a prize for […]

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The 12 000 books from Scotland arrive


Much excitement unfolded at The Bookery on 12 March due to the arrival of 12 000 quality children’s books! This entire book drive, funding and shipment was organised by the The Old Barn in Scotland. The Old Barn is a beautiful and versatile space. It is also the home to the Scottish arm of The […]

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The Bookery Fundraising book sale


  The Bookery Fundraising is spearheaded by a group of Public Relations students from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Event Coordinator Sharon Moatshe promises the Pay It Forward event on 6 September will ‘inform and inspire the youth in attendance to never give up on their dreams and to always aspire for bigger and […]

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The Bookery pledges to support Nali’bali distribute its Children’s Literacy Charter


Nal’ibali, a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, launched a Charter on Children’s Literacy Rights on World Book Day this year (23 April 2014). The charter highlights literacy experiences that all should have to best enable them to learn to read and write. It states, for example, that “children should have daily opportunities to use reading and writing […]

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SABC Education includes The Bookery in its Raise Your Hand campaign


Raise Your Hand is an SABC Education initiative designed to encourage the public to get involved in the education of South Africa’s children. The campaign makes it easy for people and businesses to find organisations tailored to what they are able to give. Find The Bookery on the website’s Donate Stuff page.

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