Library Services

Department:                     Library Services       

Description: 
                    

The Ditsobotla Local Municipality Libray System is made up of five libraries - with the main one located in Lichtenberg (currently undergoing renovations). The other four are in Coligny (that has been extended recently), Itsoseng  Tlhabologang ( also recently renovated) and Boikhutso (where a new library is scheduled to open next year).

The Lichtenberg library is a  modern public library that (uniquely) also houses an excellent art gallery which is one of the biggest in the country. The art gallery has a valuable collection of paintings by well known South African artists - paintings by Gregoir Boonzaaier, Irmin Henkel, Irma Stern, Louis Steyn, Walter Battiss, Dirk Meerkotter, F. Claerhout, Bettie Cilliers-Barnard, Johannes Meintjes and the sculptor Hennie Potgieter form part of the gallery's collection.

There are 18 staff members including the Head Librarian - Wilma van der Walt - and three qualified librarians. The North West Province helps with the acquisition of library collections as well as the library infrastructure.

The Library plans to offer access to the internet to its patrons soon.

More information about the libraries:

Main Library:        Lichtenburg Public Library

P.O. Box 7 LICHTENBURG Nelson Mandela Drive Tel:  018 6325051 x 2251/4 Fax:  0186325247 / 0866956869 Library Hours:        Monday – Thursday:  9:00 – 17:30 Friday:  9:00 -17:00 Saturday:  9:00 – 12:00 The Library is closed on Public and Religious holidays.  The day  before a public holiday,  the library will close at 17:00.

Staff:          10 Staff members Head Librarian of All Libraries in Ditsobotla: Wilma van der Walt Senior Library Assistant – Lichtenburg: Linda J van Vuuren Library Assistants:    Violet Moyinda Virginia Tau Tanya Ludick Godfrey Samore Amanda Sealanyane Library Workers:    Alina Samore Sophy Nkashe Lizzy Mokgadi

Coligny  Public Library Cnr of Voortrekker and Mark Street P.O. Box 31 COLIGNY 2725 Tel:  018 673 1007

Library Hours:        Monday – Friday:  9:00 – 17:00 The Library is closed on Public and Religious holidays.

Staff:      

 Librarian:        Henriet van Loggerenberg Library Assistant:    Wycliff Mosala

Itsoseng Community Library 3775 Zone 2 ITSOSENG P.O. Box 7 LICHTENBURG 2740

Library Hours:        Monday – Friday:  9:00 – 17:00 The Library is closed on Public and Religious holidays.

Staff:      

 Librarian:        Bridget Sebetha Library Assistant:    Sylvia Moshoette Library Worker:    Emmah Twala

Boikhutso Community Library Khudu Street BOIKHUTSO P.O. Box 7 LICHTENBURG 2740 Tel:  018 6349707

Library Hours:        Monday – Friday:  9:00 – 17:00 The Library is closed on Public and Religious holidays.

Staff:        

Library Assistant:    Norah Mqhushekile

The Boikhutso Community is getting a new Library that is funded Nationally next year.  The building and construction will start as soon as possible.

Tlhabologang community Library 1047 Nontenjwa Street Near Matlape Primary School and Paralegal     TLHABOLOGANG P.O. Box 31 COLIGNY     2725

Library Hours:      Monday – Friday:  9:00 – 17:00 The Library is closed on Public and Religious holidays.

Staff:        

Librarian:        Elsie Molapisi Library Assistant:    Elizabeth Njatyela    

Department Head: Wilma van der Walt   
       
Number of Staff : 18