It’s South African Library Week from March 11-21st 2016, and I want to celebrate Joburg libraries with you. Here is an audio story about my own library experiences and why I think libraries (and having a library card is so important), and above is a photo of me when I got my library card in Joburg. Do you have a library card? Join our celebration of libraries in Joburg this March and share a photo of you at your local Joburg library branch as part of the Seriously Planning #ilovejoburglibrary campaign. Lets fall in love with Joburg libraries this March!
To get a library card, you need your ID book (if you are not an SA citizen, your passport with visa works) as well as proof of residence. The card is free, and you can take four books out at a time. It takes five working days to process a card.
I’m also trying to learn more about public libraries in Joburg, and would love it if you participated in my short survey! If you’re not comfortable leaving your answers in the comments below, please do email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you ever so much!
Without further ado, the questions:
1) Do you have a library card? If yes, which library do you frequent? If not, why?
2) If yes, how often do you visit the public library?
3) In addition to/or in lieu of public library books, where do you get books (ie- school library, bookstores, buy kindle books etc etc)