Holiday fun at City libraries

City libraries will host activities to keep children occupied this school holiday. Picture: Oupa Mokoena

Don’t rack your brain on what to do with the children at home for the school holidays.

City of Cape Town libraries are offering a variety of activities from today, Monday October 3, for all ages including movies, outdoor and board games, robotic boot camps, face painting, puppet shows, crafts and storytelling, to keep children entertained.

“Holidays are often seen as missed opportunities to learn and grow and where children are potentially exposed to negative social behaviour,” said the City’s Mayoral committee member for community services and health, Patricia van der Ross.

“With our libraries’ holiday programmes, children can remain engaged in recreational and educational opportunities.”


  • Southfield library is hosting Soefia from Lady Michaelis Dental Clinic for a puppet show and a fun craft activity tomorrow, Tuesday October 4, at 10am. For more information email
  • Learn how to design your own paper vases and a bouquet of tissue flowers at Plumstead library on Wednesday October 5, at 10am. Space is limited, so book early. For more information call 021 8141231.
  • Plumstead Library has a scarily easy skeleton craft in store for kids on Friday October 7, at 10am. Space is limited. For more information call 021 814 1231.
  • Interactive games for children aged 7 to 12 will be held in the Wynberg library garden on Friday October 7, at 11am. They can play games such as Jenga, sack race and more. For more information call 021 814 1496.
  • Wynberg Library invites children aged 10 to 18 to come and collect a mystery bag to take part in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) challenge. Participants have the option to complete the challenge at the library or at home. The completed challenge can either be brought to the library or a photograph can be taken and posted on the Wynberg library Facebook page using the tags #wynberglibrary; #wynbergteens; #STEAMmysterybagchallenge. For more information call 021 814 1496.