“The Edgemead Monte Vista Library has had a very busy year once again. “We as a staff are extremely grateful for every volunteer that pitches in and helps us to keep the library in the condition it is. We have our group of book menders, shelvers, cd- and dvd cleaners and just people generally assisting with functions and wherever the need might be,” said Head Librarian Lorraine Mathewson.
She added that without the Friends of the Edgemead/Monte Vista library they will also not be the dynamic team that they are. The Friends have various fund raising initiatives e.g. art exhibitions, car boot sales and craft markets. With the funds raised, the Library is able to buy some extra best sellers and fill most of their other fund gaps. Mrs Mathewson said that she would like to say a huge “Thank you” to Friends of the Library Chairperson Ms Diane Stratton and her team! Just a reminder that membership for the Friends of the Library can once again be paid from January at the library.
“We also want to thank all the people in the community who donate books to the library. On an annual basis we select more than 1000 of these items to become part of our library stock. Good books which we have enough copies of, we donate to less fortunate libraries in the City of Cape Town,” said Mrs Mathewson.
The Edgemead Monte Vista Library will be hosting holiday programmes for children during the holiday period. The dates for these programmes are 8 & 13 December and 4 & 5 January.
The operating hours of the Edgemead Monte Vista Library during the festive season are:
Friday 23 December 9:00 – 13:00
Saturday 24 December Closed
Monday 26 December Closed
Tuesday 27 December Closed
Wednesday 28 December 9:00 – 17:00
Thursday 29 December 9:00 – 17:00
Friday 30 December 9:00 – 13:00
Saturday 31 December Closed
Monday 02 January Closed
The Library will resume its regular operating hours from the 3rd of January 2017.
For further info on any of the above please contact Edgemead / Monte Vista Library on 021 444 7353/4