Library Week is considered a celebra-tion of our country's intellectual and lit-eracy heritage.
Libraries across the country use this an-nual event as an opportunity to market their services to the users, the broader com-munity, civil society and decision makers.
SA Library Week was initiated in 2001 by the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) to be a commemorative period recognised by government when all
types of libraries across the country use it as an opportunity to market their services in an effort to contribute to the understanding of the important role that libraries play in a de-mocratic society, advancing literacy and to make the basic human right of freedom of ac-cess to information a reality. It also promotes tolerance and respect among all South Africans.
Lifelong learning is a purposeful activity undertaken on an on-going basis with the
aim of improving knowledge, skills and com-petencies that include developing the ability to search for information and actively, and independently creating knowledge.
South African Library Week takes place during Human Rights Month. Kathu Library celebrated a two-week-long events with school children around Kathu.
Information Specialist, Caroline Rooibaad-jie advised the learners of Sesheng Interme-diate School that libraries share the respon-
sibility of evolving further knowledge and technology information and a prosperous society by harnessing its resources and re-directing these to the community services, while providing physical and virtual spaces for lifelong learning.
The pupils participated in word puzzles and book readings. The winners were aw-arded books to read at home. She also en-couraged more people to make use of the li-brary.
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