The Drakenstein Municipality had a brick laying ceremony for Gouda library, which would be completed the end of June, last week Friday.
Cape Provincial Library Services granted a R2 million for the erection of the new Gouda Library which will serve a population of 7600 people. The total current number of patrons/readers included adults and children are 1 581.
A need for a library was identified in April 2007. The ward councilor for Gouda; Johannes Thomas, embark on this process to seek a lasting solution, while the library was then residing at the Bakersville Primary school in Gouda.
Due to class space problems at the school, the library had to vacate the classroom. In March last year a prefab structure was built in which the library currently resides, with sections for adult and children books, as well as encyclopedias for research.
This structure will be moved to Groenheuwel to serve this community.
According to the Executive Mayor, Charmaine Manuel, this is not just a library that opens, but a new world for both children and adults.
The building is a projected 300 square metre big with three staff members.
PHOTO CAPTION. BRICK LAYING CEREMONY. The Executive Mayor of Drakenstein Municipality, Charmaine Manuel, laid a brick last week Friday as part of the Gouda library brick laying ceremony. The Project Manager, Basil May, helps her laying the brick. Present at the ceremony were (rear from left) Municipal Manager, dr Sidima Kabanyane, councilor Thulani Kompela, Anthea Abrahams (HOD Community Services), ward councilor Johannes Thomas and Tommy Matthee (director Community Services).