Tanzania Library Services Board has received books worth TShs. 70 million as donation from Readit Books Limited. The Managing Director of Readit Books Limited, Mr. Abdullah Saiwaad handed on a donation of 36,160 volumes of book to the Director General of Tanzania Library Services Board (TLSB), Dr. Alli Mcharazo on 20 May 2015.
However during the colorful handing over event the Managing Director of Readit, Mr. Saiwaard who is also a Board Member of TLSB termed such a donation as a contribution to the development of our National Central Library and continued that in less than six months, Readit has donate books twice to TLSB to be used for public libraries and school libraries to help in the government policy of developing the famous 3 R’S (reading, writing and arithmetic’s).
Readit donated books ranging from Textbooks used in the Swahili and English medium schools, Swahili story books as well as books for tertiary institutions.
Dr. Mcharazo expressed his gratitude to Publishers in Tanzania like Readit for increasingly recognizing the vital role of public libraries and called upon other would be donors to come out and follow the suit rather than leaving books in their warehouses without being used by readers. The glamorous event was also attended by TLSB Management and staff from different departments and divisions.