“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. Read more