With the festive season fast approaching, bringing with it busier and more dangerous roads, Gugulethu library staff spoke to primary schoolchildren on Tuesday about road safety.
They told the Bonga Primary School Grade 5 pupils to always buckle up and explained how to cross a road safely.
Assistant librarian Nelisa Mdleleni advised the children to visit the library during the holidays instead of playing on the street while their parents were at work.
“The least they can do is to come to the library and learn. We have wi-fi that they can use to download a lot of things that can be helpful to them.
“We conducted this programme so that we can help keep them occupied with something to do when the schools are closed.”
Another librarian, Ntandokazi Sosibo, said it was an apt time to talk about road safety because October was Transport Month.
Teacher Funeka Siyazi said the programme had been beneficial. “The initiative is good for all of us, teachers included. But I think children need it more. I am delighted to have been here with them.“