After a few years, space for the printing and storage of books became a problem, and Val moved out of her home in Kiaat Street and moved to a flat in town. Currently the whole ground floor of this house is fully utilised by BIH.
Books in Homes is a non – profit organisation whose vision is a literate South Africa. Their mission is to produce affordable books and classroom aids which will help to make this vision a reality.
“I love the interaction with people and helping them find what they are looking for.” Laverne has worked at the White River Library for 20 years and remains enthusiastic about reading, words and books. Printed paper rather than electronic because as she says, “There’s nothing like the smell of a book in your hands.” Spoken like a true bibliophile.