Library and Information Services will drive their first Fine Free Week for Children from Saturday June 1, which is also International Children’s Day, to Friday June 7.
Currently, a total of 2 025 items are outstanding from the 69 147 card holders in the under 12 age group.
The three most popular overdue books are Diere, David and Goliath and The Three Little Pigs.
Mayoral committee member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien, said: “Parents can encourage their children to return the books and find new stories to develop their minds, imagination and language skills. Reading is not only a vital skill but it’s a fun way to learn.”
The City of Cape Town’s 104 libraries will participate in the event and books can be returned to any facility.