Young ones are welcome at Spruitview library

Pic by: Lerato Mafifi

Article by: Lerato Mafifi

On Tuesday the 31st of October 2017 the Spruitview library was filled with songs of cheers and joyful little faces that could be heard all the way from the study cubicles. Little children were standing in neat well-rehearsed que's and were chanting songs of praise and reciting poetry in a well-mannered way. The grade R learners from Caroline creche were invited to Spruitview library for an educational tour. All those who were there to study couldn't help but be intrigued by these young ones performances.

This is an initiative that the Spruitview library engages in every month with different preschool learners as a drive to encourage the young ones to use their community based library. They also have an educational play room that is filled with educational toys to help equip the young ones to learn in an environment that caters to their needs. Most communities tend to exclude young learners from community based initiatives simply because of the mindset that they are too young to understand what is going on around them.

However initiatives such as this one that the Spruitview library has engaged in, not only involves the young learner but it also plants a seed in their little minds that education is important and is indeed a key to a successful future. When you instill in a child the things that are important at an early age then it seldom happens that a child can deviate from such sound teachings. Educate a child and you have given them a legacy that can never be taken away from them.

Through the facial expressions on these kidsí faces as they rejoiced in song and dance, it was evident that they enjoyed being a part of this profound initiative from the Ekurhuleni Spruitview library. Thank you Spruitview library for opening up your doors to the young and often despised, in their eyes the future now looks even brighter.