Volunteer recognised

Ms Le Roux with Judy Strydom, senior librarian at Bloubergstrand who nominated her for the cultural award. Ms Le Roux said the award was a lovely surprise. Someone at Somerset Library taught me how to mend books years ago and Ive been doing it as a hobby ever since. Ms Le Roux served as a librarian at the Stellenbosch University Library before retiring in 1993.

Cecilia Sani, director of library service, at the provincial Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, congratulates Oney le Roux, 82, of West Beach, who received an award from the department for her volunteer work at the Bloubergstrand library, where she mends between 10 to 14 books a week. Head librarian Judy Strydom nominated her for the award.