Libraries are important for any school. They are quiet, safe places where children can study, improve their literacy and pick up a love of reading. The access to books helps children to grow their knowledge, creativity and understanding of the world.
Despite these benefits, at least 85% of government schools in South Africa do not have functional libraries. This shortage is most keenly felt in poor communities, where there are few quiet and stable learning environments, and where most homes do not have books.
To address this problem, The Bookery has committed to work with schools and partners to provide and support sustainable, functional libraries in under-resourced South African government schools.
This video was produced for The Bookery.