The Bookery, Cape Town
The Bookery was established in 2010 with a mission to provide libraries and library support to public schools in South Africa.
Libraries are important for any school. They are safe places where children can improve their literacy, expand their understanding of the world and find joy in reading. Yet at least 85% of public schools in South Africa do not have functional libraries. It is worst in poor communities, where there are few quiet places to learn, and where many homes don’t own books.To address this problem, The Bookery provides a library and a trained young librarian to under-resourced public schools in South Africa.