Children today miss out on the “downtime” so prevalent in the past – Where they might have picked up a book, now screens fill their time. The result is that children who don’t read for pleasure have decreased concentration, memory, confidence, lower self-esteem and general knowledge. Reading builds empathy, improves imagination and language development. Help preserve the art of reading for pleasure… because reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s success academically more than social background or parents’ education.

Less Screen Time,
More Storybook Time.

JOE lil’brary: A much-needed South African collaboration to inspire young readers.
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How it works

JOE lil’brary is an invitation to share the joy of reading with children. Kids can simply reach in and take what interests them; when they are done, they can return them to the lil’brary. If anyone has a book or two that they think other children in the class/group would enjoy, they can just pop it into the lil’brary located at their crèche, daycare, nursery school, pre-primary school, primary school or a children’s non-profit organisation.

Bring the library to the children!