Category Archives: News

Zonnebloem Primary opens impressive new library

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Zonnebloem Primary opens impressive new library in partnership with The Chris Otto Foundation and The Bookery. On 25 April last week, Zonnebloem Primary in Cape Town – which is split into two schools, one for boys and one for girls – opened its impressive new library. The library is a bright, fun and thoughtfully designed […]

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Second library opening of 2017 at Ludwe Ngamlana Primary, Khayelitsha

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We spent the morning in Khayelitsha last week visiting two schools. The first was Ludwe Ngamlana Primary, on the corner of Mqha & Sizimisele Street, where our second library of 2017 was opened. The project was funded by Allport Cargo Services, who donated Libwin, the library management software we used, and additional books. The library […]

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Zerilda Park Primary opens new library in collaborated effort led by Learning in Reach

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Yesterday afternoon, on a hot, blustery day in Lavender Hill, Cape Town, Zerilda Park Primary opened its bright and spacious new library, complete with beanbags, computers and more than 4000 quality children’s books for the school’s 1300 learners. This library was a collaboration between Learning In Reach, School Aid UK and The Bookery, with additional […]

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Vukauzenzele Primary School Library – our last library project of 2016

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We are excited to announce that on 25 November Vukauzenzele Primary School in Mamelodi, Pretoria opened its vibrant new library. The school has 999 learners, who now have access to 4000 quality children’s books. This library project is in partnership with School Aid, who supplied the majority of the books, published by Usborne Books at […]

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St Pauls Primary School Library Opening on International Literacy Day

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We’re proud to announce that yesterday afternoon, on International Literacy Day and during National Book Week, St Paul’s Primary School in Bo-Kaap, Cape Town opened its new library. This library is a collaboration with Bishops Preparatory School Parents Association. The strong partnership that already exists between the two schools bodes well for a thriving library. […]

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Impala Cresent School Library Opening

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The New Impala Cresent Primary School’s Library was launched on Friday, 29 July 2016. We had the privilege of attending the event in Joburg. It was a very special day witnessing the opening of this beautiful library. The library is a collaboration with our partner School Aid UK and Usborne Books. School Aid UK invests […]

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New School Library Opened at St. Augustine’s Primary

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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

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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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Win a School Library!

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    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

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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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