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Our Librarians


Sunflower Library

Sonica Petros

Sonica's favourite book is Ayan's First Day by Nancy Garland. The story creates awareness for readers around the misconceptions of people with disabilities and encourages empathy and understanding. Sonica loves promoting books with beautiful illustrations to the readers who visit Sunflower Library.


Liyabona Library

Nkosiyethu Mkhwenkwe

Nkosiyethu's favourite children's book is The Bok Who Lost His Spring by Marleen Lammers. This story encourages readers to recognise what makes them unique and the importance of friendship. Nkosi loves getting to know the learners who visit Liyabona Library and giving them personal book recommendations.


Protea Library

Chandré Dias

Chandré's favourite children's book is The Hair Fair by C.A. Davids. It is a wonderful multicultural story set in the Bo Kaap, celebrating many types and styles of hair and teaching children to love and appreciate their natural hair type. The beautiful illustrations also capture the vibrant energy of Bo Kaap. Chandré loves creating a happy and safe space at Protea Library, allowing readers to slip into a world of imagination and wonder, discovering the magic in the pages of a book.


Sunbird Library

Nuraan van der Schyff

Nuraan's favourite children's book is Ayanda says No to Bullying by Manichand Beharilal and Thea Wallace. The book encourages children to recognise bullying, stand up to bullies and ask for support if they need it. Nuraan loves nurturing readers in Sunbird Library to find joy and comfort in the pages of a good book while expanding their imaginations and perceptions of the world. 


Hope Library

Siphesihle Jojo

Siphesihle's favourite young adult book is Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. This book of poems explores identity, immigration and femininity - themes which Siphesihle can relate to and feels are very relevant in our local context where women of colour hold their experiences with strength and courage. She enjoys hosting Book Club in Hope Library, discussing different books and witnessing the joy her readers find in the pages of their books. 


Sunflower Library

Sinakho Sobetwa

Sinako's favourite children's book is Nozincwadi, Mother of Books by Gcina Mhlope. This book spreads the love and power of reading to children and teaches them the saying "Umunti ufunda aza afe" - a person learns until they die. Sinako feels we should all always be reading and learning. She loves seeing the readers in Sunflower Library happily choosing their books and growing in their reading journeys. 

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