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​Public libraries in the City of Johannesburg have lined up a range of activities for children and young people during the December 2018/January 2019 school holiday break.

These activities are aimed at providing a variety of fun learning and reading experiences to children. ​They also promote library services and provide a safe environment for fun activities.

The activities are offered free of charge during library hours to both members and non-members of the library.​

DateLibraryActivitiesTimeTarget groupContact person

05

Dec

Witpoortjie LibraryFestive fun:  Dance, colouring, sing and make Christmas cards and decorations

10:00-

11:00

2-10

yrs

Alicia Matsena

011 762 1417

06

Dec

Olivedale Library

 

Listen to Marcus Pfister's Wake up, Santa Claus! 

 Make a Christmas reindeer puppet

10:00-11:002-10 yrs

Gwyneth Perry

011 462 6286

06 Dec  Boskruin LibraryMake Christmas cards and tree décor15:00-16:302-12 yrs

Judy Govender

011 792 7424

06 DecDavidsonville Library

Christmas story time.

Make Christmas decorations and cards

11:00- 12:002-10 yrs

Beaula Jones

011 763 2914

06 Dec

Pennyville Library

 

Christmas story time.

Make a Christmas card.

Talk on drug and alcohol awareness

14:00-15:00

8-14

yrs

John Kith

011 474 2968

06 Dec

Riverlea Library

 

Christmas story time.

Make a Christmas card.

Talk on drug and alcohol awareness

10:00-11:00

8-14

yrs

John Kith

011 474 2968

08

Dec

Parkhurst Library

 

Play indoor games.

Christmas story time and face painting for the younger children

12:00-

14:00

2-14 yrs

Kgaugelo Sacha

011 788 4510

10

Dec

Parkhurst Library

 

Play indoor games.

Christmas story time and face painting for the younger children.

12:00-

14:00

2-14 yrs

Kgaugelo Sacha

011 788 4510

11

Dec

Johannesburg City LibraryJohannesburg Zoo team and some of the zoo animals will visit the library10:00- 11:005-12 yrs

Matilda Langa

011 407 7711

11

Dec

Parkhurst Library

 

Play indoor games.

Christmas story time and face painting for the younger children.

12:00-

14:00

2-14 yrs

Kgaugelo Sacha

011 788 4510

11 Dec

Bosmont Library

 

arts and crafts session by library staff members in collaboration with Bosmont Recreation centre 11:00-12:008- 14 yrs

Phathiswa Mnqinana

 011 473 0163

11 DecRosebank LibraryChristmas story time and colouring activity11:00- 12:003-6 yrs

Fanie Chauke

011 442 8988

12

Dec

Cosmo City LibraryPlay a board game called Twister 10:00-12:00

6-14

yrs

Thomas Makhado

011 875 2261

12

Dec

Malvern Library

Christmas story time.

Make Christmas cards

10:00-12:00

7-13

yrs

Noluthando Zililo

011 615 3031

12

Dec

Parkhurst LibraryPlay indoor games. Christmas story time and face painting for the younger children.

12:00-

14:00

2-14 yrs

Kgaugelo Sacha

011 788 4510

12

Dec

South Hills Library Celebrate summer with summer stories and dance moves10:00-12:00

6-14

yrs

Nontyileko

011 613 5111

12

Dec

Witpoortjie LibraryFestive fun:  Dance, colouring, sing and make Christmas cards and decorations

10:00-

11:00

2-10

yrs

Alicia Matsena

011 762 1417

12 DecDiepsloot LibraryColouring activity 11:00-12:005-12 yrs

Oupa Maboya

011 204 0689

12 DecHalfway House Library Christmas story time and colouring activity09:00-10:003-8 yrs

Molefi Ingwane

011 805 3547

12 DecIvory Park LibraryWater Wise presentation by Joburg Water on how to save water and use water wisely10:00-11:003-6 yrs

Phedo Maeko

011 261 5122

12 DecLeratong LibraryMake Christmas decorations and cards10:30- 12:003-14 yrs

Patricia Mathe

010 229 0006

12 Dec

Linden Library

 

Christmas story time.

Make a small paper gift bag to take home. Decorate the Christmas tree in the library

15:00-16:003-8 yrs

Althea  Theunissen-Page

011 888 5685

12 Dec

Mofolo Library

Ward 36

Mofolo Library in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture:

Story time about the birth of Jesus Christ.

Make an African Christmas tree using clay

10:00-11:00

6-12

yrs

Aleck Ndlovu

011 982 2158

12 DecParkview LibraryMagic show by Magician Mr Dilly Dally 15:30- 16:303-8 yrs

Portia Bogatsu

011 646 3375

12 DecTshepisong Library Water Wise presentation by Joburg Water on how to save water and use water wisely10:00-12:007-15 yrs

Victor Chauke

011 765 4005

12 DecWestbury Library

Christmas story time.

Design and make your own Christmas card

10:00-11:009-14 yrs

Tembela

011 477 5762​