Join FUNDA BALA in making South Africa a reading nation by sharing the love of reading with those around you. National Book Week’s #READ_A_BOOK campaign is about getting South Africa reading and everyone can do something to get more people reading and to celebrate the magic of books.

  • There is someone in your immediate community who does not read – #READ_A_BOOK to them.
  • Participate in the programme in your province.
  • Visit your local library and read.
  • Organise reading sessions and book discussions in your local library or at your school.
  • Promote NBW on your social media platforms use the hashtags: #BUY_A_BOOK and #READ_A_BOOK and #SHARE_A_BOOK.
  • Parents/Adults/Grandparents – read to children… bedtime is good!
  • Gather together and tell stories – storytelling is great!
  • Form a Reading club.
  • Children/Adults – dress up as your favourite story character.
  • Encourage story writing for reading.
  • Write a poem and narrate to others.
  • Organise motivational talks with popular individuals who love reading.
  • Create your own activities and let the NBW team know about it.

The SABDC will be organising many official reading events during National Book Week and would like to thank the following hosts for their participation:

Eastern Cape
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

Free State Library and Services

City of Ekurhuleni
Dept of Correctional Services
Gauteng Provincial Library Services

KZN Library Services

City of Polokwane

Regional Library, Mbombela

North West
North West Library Services

Northern Cape
William Humphrey Art Gallery

Western Cape
Western Cape Library Service