The Madiba Day project is an annual event at the Neville Alexander Library, this project enables us to donate non perishable food to the No Student Hungry Programme. In this photo Me Tshego Setilo, Assistant Director of the UPP program received the donation from the Library. As always, she expressed her gratatuede towards the library for being involved in this programme and making a difference in the lives of the South Campus students.
Literacy month was celebrated during September. An evening of poetry was organised by Mr Seekoei in conjunction with the Legae Hostel. Me Buhle Lutuli a local poet and UFS B.Agric student recited some of her own poetry. She is also a member of the UFS choir and are involved in several community projects.
READ ALOUD DAY
Although the Neville Alexander Library on the South Campus of the UFS is an academic library, we strive to engage with our community and reach out to schools to foster a love for reading. During Read Aloud Day that was celebrated on the 1st of February 2018, the library staff arranged a story hour for the Grade R learners from the Sonskyn Hoekie pre-school in Heidedal, Bloemfontein. We gathered in the Toy Library of the Trevor Barlow Library in Heidedal for an hour of storytelling and singing.
The children entertained the staff with some nursery rhymes and songs, after which the children were seated in the Toy Library for a storytelling session by the librarians. I am not sure who enjoyed the stories more, the children or the staff, but it was lovely opportunity to engage with the children who might one day be students of the University of the Free State.
World Read Aloud Day
World Read Aloud Day is yearly a highlight at the Neville Alexander Library, South Campus of the University of the Free State. As Academic Librarians this day gives us the opportunity to engage with the larger community and share our love for reading. As reading aloud can contribute in building a strong language foundation, the staff of the Neville Alexander Library visited the ABC Nursery at Free State Care in Action Services in Bloemfontein. The children were entertained with interactive story telling where they needed to identify various colours in the story book and also listened to stories being read to them by Ms Ayanda Zulu (student assistant) and Ms Lianda Coetzer (Campus Librarian). A very joyful hour of story telling was ended with a lucky packet and promises to return with more story telling during the course of the year.
Campus Librarian: Neville Alexander Library, South Campus, UFS