This week is fine free week at all Cape Town's libraries. It is part of an effort to get back some 20 000 outstanding library books, study guides and DVDs valued at about R2 million.
'Staff are spending too many hours trying to track down patrons who checked out the items. This is time that could have been spent more productively on direct service delivery. Missing items also deprive others from enjoying them" said the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith.
It is National Book Week and a time the City wants to promote reading.
Library cards will also be replaced at no cost during National Book Week.
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