Our Nhimbe library is open on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturday and we have been having a sizeable number of people coming and utilizing the many books in our library. We are continuously looking for a lasting policy to safeguard our books as well as making it flexible for people to have access to our books and read for themselves. As of now, people come to the library, read books within our premises and return the book the same day.
We are looking into alternative ways to improve the reading population in our community. Several years ago we lent books just like US libraries do but we met with a quantity of theft and a lack of understanding. Many books have come to the library via annual trips bearing suitcases. We have now been sponsored by a non-profit who will cover the postage to allow us to send books in the mail, although the costs are quite high.
Our library is short of some set of books now being used in schools and would like to obtain them to make life more comfortable for our kids who are going to school. Typically 5 or more children share one school book. This would require a donation of several hundreds of dollars to furnish the library with these books.