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Harare City Library Received Funds for RenovationsThe Harare City Library formerly Queen Victoria Memorial Library which was established in 1902 recently benefited from a $20 000 donation raised from a fundraising dinner and library books worth $15 000. The Zimbabwean reportedly said that, British Ambassador Deborah Bronnert handed over the donation to the Harare City Library Board to help renovate the library.
In her remarks, according to The Zimbabwean, Ambassador Bronnert said, "Libraries are tremendously important in all communities and I am delighted that we have been able to make contribution towards restoring the Harare City Library, which would be a centre of learning and literacy." Ambassador Bronnert appreciated efforts by members who supported the fundraising and hoped that such support will continue.
The donation will go a long way to renovate the building and improve on collection building to play its role effectively as a public library. The library is heavily used with students from private colleges who find frequent the library for reading material.