Bringing the School Library to Life

Our mission - A library in every school

Literacy and numeracy are the first steps towards social and economic change for both individuals and communities anywhere in the world. Despite this, South Africa has a dramatic school library shortage. Currently over 90% of public schools in South Africa do not have functional libraries. The Bookery sets up and supports functional school libraries across the country towards ending this shortage.

Each library set up by The Bookery contains a minimum of three books per learner, which include a wide variety of fiction, non-fiction and reference works. To ensure sustainability, each school has an existing library space and a member of staff committed to fulfilling the role of a librarian.