Journalist Lunch

The Executive Manager and The Chairperson conducting a library tour with Journalist

On the 22 March the library invited journalist from different media houses, so that they can tour the library and appreciate what HCL is offering to the community. The relationship with the journalist is seen a good foundation for the library to gain visibility and publicity.

Harare City Library receiving books from Book Aid

HCL chairperson and the Executive manager receiving books from IBBY Zimbabwe Section

The Harare City Library is among the libraries and schools that received books and CDs from the Book Aid through the IBBY Zimbabwe Section initiative of nurturing reading culture in children in Zimbabwe. The books comprised of writers and publishers from Britain and Zimbabwe.

Clean up campaign

Harare City Library as a group pride themselves in being the responsible citizens and by this, the team took on cleaning our premises and the areas surrounding our library. This initiative will continue monthly, as initiated by His Excellency The President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Hon. Emmerson Mnangagwa.

We strive to ensure our environment is clean .

Book donation by the American Embassy

We gratefully acknowledge the book donation by one of our partners. These books will find their way to many fiction readers in our Library. We welcome books and other information resources which strengthen the library collection.

All gifts receive careful consideration by library staff. Materials appropriate to be added to the library’s collection include recently published books in subjects collected by the library, additional copies of high use items like new curriculum books. Items which fall outside of the library’s collection subject areas, outdated textbooks and computer books, duplicate copies of low use items, materials in poor physical condition, and similar items will not be accepted.

fiction books

Gift materials are given to the library without condition. Upon receipt, gifts become the property of the library . The Library reserves all rights to determine addition to the collection or disposal. Items not added to the collection may be given to other libraries, auctioned, or given away to our clients free.

If you have any questions about donations of books or other items please contact us on +263 242751835

National Clean up campaign

First Friday of every month is an important day to the nation as it is a national cleaning day as declared by the President of Zimbabwe, his Excellency Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa.

HCL staff posing for a photo whilst cleaning

Harare City Library has embraced this national policy and it has taken it as a day to thoroughly clean the outside of the library by picking papers and weeding the library’s lawn and flowerbeds.

Poetry Day

21 January was a great day for the library, guests and patrons, as it hosted its first event for 2022. The poetry day was to celebrate Poetry and culture in Zimbabwe. It was a free entry event where everyone was invited and the poets ranged from different age groups. The poetry day was a success as the poets managed to give the audience their best performance. Harare City Library would like to thank the guest speaker Mr Lawrence Makwala who represented the board of trustees for Harare City Library, Shona language expert and award winning novelist Ignatius Mabasa as the guest of honour, Mambo Guramatunhu as the guest presenter and those who came.

Ignatius Mabasa the guest speaker
Tinashe Madawaenda

To all the poets who performed we thank you for taking your time to come and present your piece . HCL would also like to acknowledge Namibia embassy, Kenyan embassy and Botswana embassy for attending the function. To our stakeholders Heart and Soul and Zimbabwe College of Music we are grateful for the work done.