Making Reading Accessible in Westonaria, Gauteng

06/09/2016 / National Book Week
Making reading accessible

In an effort to expand, enhance and offer balanced public library services the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation brought Overdrive e-books (electronic books) to the community of Westonaria, Gauteng on the 6th September 2016.

Working with the South African Library for the Blind (SALB), Overdrive has now been designed to meet the needs of visually impaired South Africans so that they too, may share in the joy of reading. Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation‘s Head of Library and Information Services, Koekie Meyer emphasized the importance of reading and encouraged everyone to join their local Library. “If you do not value libraries, you do not value information” Meyer added. She concluded by thanking the SABDC for introducing campaigns such as NBW to get more people reading.