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A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas,

a place where history comes to life.
–Norman Cousins

Library Week 2019 @ Belhar Public Library

In celebration of national Library Week, the Cape Town Museum of Childhood hosted a story writing competition and presented a pop-up exhibition at Belhar Library, from 18-29 March 2019.


Mic-Shane Domingo, a grade 6 learner at Accordion Street Primary won the competition with her story book titled “If you could change the world, what would you do and why?” Mic-Shane is an 11 year old girl from Belhar who enjoys drama, singing and reading. In her book she shares the importance of keeping the environment clean and safe for all. She also shares some of her hopes for society which includes building more rehabilitation centres that would be free of charge for those poorer families who are battling with substance abuse. 

The runners up, winning second and third prize, were Veronique Kanyinda (Grade 7 at Dr Van Der Ross Primary) and Kalonji Luboya (Grade 9 at Excelsior Secondary School).The prizes included Exclusive Books gift vouchers, Wonderland gift vouchers (courtesy of N1 City Wonderland), story writing stationery, and two self-published books by the Centre for Early Childhood Development.

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