Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Invitation to National Launch of SA Library Week Saturday 15 March 2008

From Local to Global @ your library

LIASA Members and Non-members

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to launch South African Library Week 2008 with the Library and Information Association of South Africa -

· Skukuza, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga

· Saturday 15 March 2008

· 09:30-14:00

· Guest of honour: Dr Pallo Jordan, Minister: Arts and Culture

· PLUS book donations, poetry reading and dancing

The Parliamentary Millenium Programme will participate in this launch programme by hosting a special programme for children. They will launch the African Sky Stories publication on this occasion.

RSVP before 7 March 2008
Rina du Toit
Tel: (012) 331-3404
Fax: 086 641 3252
Cell: 0827853510
E-mail: rdutoit@yebo.co.za

More about South African Library Week:

In 2008 the LIASA Mpumalanga Branch will host the Launch of South African Library Week in the Kruger National Park. It has become tradition to launch the Week in a different province of the country every year, highlighting the role that libraries play in a democratic society, advancing literacy and making the basic human right of freedom of access to information a reality. During this period LIASA aims to make all South Africans aware that libraries contribute to nation-building and improving the quality of life of all who use them.

The theme has been inspired by the story of Neal Petersen, the South African yachtsman who was the first black man to sail solo around world, who says that he would not be where he is today without libraries. Growing up as a young boy on the Cape Flats, he discovered sailing and the art of navigation through books in his local public library and there truly went from local to global @ his library.

Mpumalanga Branch Chairperson

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