Library Corner Project

Founded in 2014
Contact us at admin@wynbergrotary.org.za or leave a message on Facebook.

About the project

The Library Corner Project was founded by the Rotary Club of Wynberg in 2014 to help boost the quality of literacy in junior schools.

The club hosted a literacy Indaba late in 2013 to investigate solutions and in 2014 the Library Corner Project was established. The club would provide schools with a small library corner in the foundation phase classes of schools to increase literacy from an early stage.

In 2019 we began providing library shelves to Grades 4 to 7 to ensure all learners of these schools have access to a book. The first school to receive this was Lotus River Primary School.

Schools who qualify for Library Corner Projects are low income or non-fee schools that have an existing reading programme. The Library Corner Project is only successful in a positive reading environment.

What is included in a Library Corner?

The Library Corner Project delivers a full set of library bookcase for all grades R to 3 in the Foundation phase. Each class receives:

  • a Closable (lockable) bookcase on wheels for easy moving and storage,
  • a comfortable carpet for learners to sit and play on,
  • and a collection of reading books to start the library corner.

Project History

  1. 2015 – Perivale Primary School – 10 Classrooms – Total Spend R25 876.78
  2. 2016 – Lotus River Primary School – 10 Classrooms – Total Spend R27 691.29
  3. 2017 – Stephen Road Primary School – 10 Classrooms – Total Spend R28 288.60
  4. 2017 – Montagu Gift Primary School – 8 Classrooms – Total Spend R22 227.16
  5. 2018 – Southfield Primary School – 8 Classrooms – Total Spend R24 663.80
  6. 2019 – Lotus River Primary School – 8 Classrooms – Total Spend R22 727.08

How can you help?

  1. Collecting and donating good quality reading books for learners aged 4-9.
  2. Donating funds to help buy the shelves.
  3. Attend our annual fund raisers and follow: www.facebook.com/librarycornerproject