Many remarkable achievements for Overstrand libraries

2022 was a great year for the libraries in Overstrand. They have done lots of great things with many remarkable achievements.

Milestones include Hermanus and Kleinmond Libraries reaching the highest number of e-books and digital audiobook check-outs in the Western Cape on the Overdrive Digital Platform.

The Hermanus library registered 4 576 checkouts, the Kleinmond Library 3 925 and the Gansbaai library 1 728.

The Libby App allows patrons to enjoy their books on several mobile devices or desktop computers free of charge.

In addition to that, Gansbaai and Hawston Libraries, the Overstrand Yeboneers and the Read to Lead project all received recognition for their substantial contribution towards the development and advancement of reading and literacy (including IT literacy) from the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport. The Minister also commended the libraries for their contribution to the Overstrand Yeboneers students’ growth and development.

Seen with the Overstrand Municipality's MMC for Community Services, Councillor Ronald Nutt, are some of the Overstrand Yeboneers and Hawston Library staff members with the certificate of recognition. From left to right are Hillary Arends, Darryl Jonathan, Rashieda Braaf, Gail Matinka, Councillor Ronald Nutt, Abigail Sampson, Ruthy Appel, Belinda May and Juliana Arendse. At the back are Christopher Bruintjies and Lucelle Wyngaard.


The Yeboneers reading champions supported the libraries with outreach programmes and interactive reading sessions. In the Overstrand, the Yeboneers are mentored by Nolene Sauls (Gansbaai/Stanford), Miralda Coert (Hermanus) and Juliana Arendse (Hawston/Kleinmond).

 


Gansbaai and Hawston Libraries, the Overstrand Yeboneers and the Read to Lead project all received recognition for their substantial contribution towards the development and advancement of reading and literacy (including IT literacy) from the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais.

Pictured here are Belinda May (left), Francina Philander and Lucelle Wyngaard of the Hawston Library with Faldelah May (second right).

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