The Library falls under the
Centre with the day to day management being
supported by the City of Johannesburg. Due to
projects that are run from the library
additional support for the programmes is always
Further study opportunities exist through the Alexsan Community Library where more than
3 500 residents of Alexandra make use of the library facilities.
An important function of the
library is the provision of experts in the
fields of biology, maths, science and english to
head the winter school courses. Learning
sessions are supplemented through the libraryís
selection of Learning Channel DVDís on a wide
variety of educational and school subjects.
Young children are not left out of the Alexsan Community Library's range of activities and are involved in educational games, competitions, quizzes,
research, homework assistance, story-telling sessions including basic reading and writing skills.
In addition, stimulating visits
have been arranged to places of educational value in and around Johannesburg, such as the city zoo, the Johannesburg Planetarium and various
The libraryís outreach
programmes include debates, treasure hunts,
spelling competitions, life skills workshops and
the Womenís Cafť that meets on a weekly basis to
discuss issues that affect their lives.