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Franschhoek Reading

Raising funds for 27 000 books

The Franschhoek Literary Festival has set itself an ambitious target for its school library programme, Franschhoek Reading. In 2024 and over the next couple of years, we will be raising funds to buy 27 000 books, thereby meeting the South African school library standard of 10 books per learner at each of the four schools we support!

To date we have bought 7 000 books, a fair achievement. Nevertheless, many of these have been eagerly overused and now need to be replaced. Libraries are also living entities in continual need of renewal, bound to keep up to date with the kind of new knowledge and broadly relevant content that keep minds engaged and children aware of opportunities for broader fulfilment throughout life.


  • When purchasing your tickets for FLF 2024, please add an amount to be donated to Franschhoek Reading or
  • Click HERE to donate via Backabuddy or
  • Visit the Town Hall during the Festival and scan the QR code at the Franschhoek Reading exhibition.
Franschhoek Reading was set up to create a positive and lasting impact on the reading culture of the broader Franschhoek community. Among its aims are to:
  • Encourage young people to use libraries
  • Expose children to activities promoting a love of words, stories and books
  • Give young readers the opportunity to experience the sheer joy of reading
  • Foster the transfer of library and reading skills among educators and library facilitators
  • Raise awareness of Franschhoek Reading, and of the funding required for the continual
    improvement of the four school libraries it supports
The four schools standing to benefit
  • Wemmershoek Primary, with 449 learners
  • Dalubuhle Primary (733 learners)
  • Groendal Primary (925 learners)
  • Wes-Eind Primary (561 learners)

How to buy tickets

The full FLF 2024 programme with session blurbs are now available on Webtickets.

  1. Browse programme and identify your sessions.
  2. Simply click on the “Book Now” button to be directed to Webtickets.
  3. You can then add the amount of tickets you want for your preferred sessions and it will be added to your cart.
  4. When you’re ready, click “Proceed To Checkout” and complete your purchase.