Cape Town Executive Mayor Dan Plato officially opened a newly built, three-storey library in Dunoon worth an estimated R40-million. The five-year project is a joint venture between local, provincial and national government.
Plato says the new library will bring immense benefits to the Dunoon community and wider Cape Town area,
This collaboration recognises the importance of providing high-quality learning resources that learners have access to, particularly in our more vulnerable communities. If the community embraces the culture of learning that this library symbolises and makes sure that learners, be they young or old, are encouraged to make use of this library, the benefit to individual and community growth and empowerment will be tremendous.
According to Cape Town Etc, here are some of the features of this world class library:
- Two City SmartCape sections, one for children under twelve (three terminals) and one for adults (eight terminals) to provide access to digital resources
- Free online access via the City’s SmartCape service
- A reference study section
- Free Wi-Fi with limited data downloads
- A collection of more than 15 000 library items (this includes books as well as audio visual material)
- A balcony with a lovely view
- Newspapers and magazines in print and in digital format
- Reading programmes; storytelling sessions and teen programmes
- Two study nooks
- Community meeting facilities
- Music listening pods
- A section containing material for adults and teenagers.
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