Author Archives: The Bookery

New School Library Opened at St. Augustine’s Primary


The Bookery opened their 47th school library at St. Augustine’s Primary School on Friday 13 May 2016. In attendance was Janet Marx – the Education Portfolio Manager – at The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust – a key funder of The Bookery, The Bookery’s Trustee Chairman, Sean Farrell and friends of The Bookery and St Augustine’s, including […]

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Farewell to our German Volunteers

German Volunteers

We bid farewell to our German volunteers – Johanna and Lena. They spent 3 months with us in the office. They assisted with setting up libraries in some schools, covered, sorted and catalogued books as well as helped with shelving books at Koeberg Primary School. We are going to miss their friendly faces around the […]

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A new Library for Cosmo City Primary School


Last week, The Bookery and our partner, School Aid UK, handed over a fully refurbished and stocked library to the community of Cosmo City Primary School in Randburg, Johannesburg. This is the second of three libraries that the partnership has yielded this year. We really value the immense contribution of our partners both at School Aid UK and School […]

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Win a School Library!


    October is International School Library Month and the WCED (EDULIS) have launched a very exciting competition for your school. The School Library Rocks Competition will run from 1 – 23 October 2015. The competition aims to inspire a love of reading and creativity. Your school stands a chance to win school material to […]

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Da Vinci Huis-IASL Award


Cosmas Mabeya from The Bookery received the Da Vinci Huis-IASL Award in 2013 and 2014 !! Well done to Mrs. Nokukhanya Nonqubeko Ndlazi, Isibonelo High School on receiving the 2015 award. The winner of the 2012 Award is Mrs. Samukelo Nombembe, Mayisile Secondary School in Khayelitsha, Cape Town The winner of the 2013 Award is […]

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The Bookery to host IFLA Satellite Conference in Cape Town

The Bookery in partnership with IFLA to host the IFLA Satellite Conference in Cape Town, with IFLA and LIASA Topic ? – School Libraries & Guided Inquiry: Taking Stock & Taking Action When? – 13-14 August 2015 Where? – NLSA Centre for the Book, Cape Town Details ? – What Can You Expect? Ross […]

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Rhenish Primary and Paul Roos Support The Bookery


Thank you Rhenish Primary School for you generous donation of 651 books to be allocated to libraries in the Stellenbosch area and the Paul Roos boys in Grade 10, who volunteered 20 hours to The Bookery.  

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Exhibition at Ikasi Experience – 25th April 2015


On Saturday April 25, 2015, The Bookery will be part of the vendors at the Ikasi Experience event hosted by Ikapa Live at Lookout Hill, Khayelitsha. There will be an exhibition of The Bookery and books will be on sale from as little as R20. The Ikasi Experience annual event aims to provide a platform […]

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World Book Day 23rd April 2015

world book day poster 2015

The Bookery and its library assistants will be doing a range of activities within the different libraries on the 23rd of April in celebration of World Book Day hosted by the Centre of the Book under the National Library of South Africa. This day aims to celebrate literature and reinforce reading in our communities, especially […]

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Heatherdale Primary Library Opening

MEC and the principle with students in the library

On Monday, 16 March 2014, The Bookery opened its 41st library at Heatherdale Primary School in Athlone, Western Cape. The celebration, also marking South African Library Week, was filled with educative, inspiring and motivational activities. MEC Debbie Shafer and School Aid UK’s representative Susie Moffatt spoke proudly of how the library opening was a step […]

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