Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa officially opened a R14.7 million library in Tshing, in Ventersdorp, in North West on Thursday.
The library has an audiovisual section catering for the blind, a children’s section with a play area and an internet-enabled activity centre.
The mayor of the Kenneth Kaunda District municipality Barei Mosiane-Segotso appealed to residents not to destroy the library.
“Do not ever burn down this library. You are fortunate that this library is the only one in the North West that caters for the blind – please take care of it,” she said.
North West Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs MEC Ontlametse Mochware said the library was built at a cost of R14.7 million and has more than 7 000 books.
She also appealed to residents in Tshing to not destroy the library if they are not happy with government’s service delivery.