Grassy Park Library

Grassy Park is a suburb situated on the Cape Flats in the City of Cape Town. Grassy Park began to develop in the early 1900s on part of the Montagu's Gift estate north of Zeekoevlei. At that time, the area was rural, under the administration of the Divisional Council of the Cape. By 1920, the estate had 2000 residents. From 1923, it was represented on the Southern Civic Association.

Grassy Park was proclaimed a local area in 1935- this meant that the residents received municipal services, for which they paid higher rates. It was incorporated into the South Peninsula Municipality in 1996, and into the City of Cape Town in 2000.

Grassy Park library is situated in the heart of Grassy Park, on a plaza called: Busy Corner.
Busy Corner is where everything comes together, banks, shops, transport interchange, petrol stations and the Library.

The library is fully stocked with books and offers patrons the daily newspapers  for the elderly to read, and youngsters to browse through for job offers or the daily news.

It is divided into two sections, children's section and adult section.  The children's section offers story telling on a Wednesdays at 15:15. The library has special programs during the holiday season and offers class visits on request.

The library in general has book sales, offers block loans and has chess classes on a Saturday morning.

SmartCape Computers are installed in the adult section and offers 45 minutes free internet access, provided you have your library card with you. There is normally a queue to use this facility, so be prepared to wait for your turn.

Grassy Park Library opening times:

Mon, Wed: 11:00 - 20:00
Tue, Thu, Fri: 11:00 - 17:30
Sat: 09:00 - 13:00

Address: Market Square, Grassy Park, 7945
Email: Grassypark.library(at) 
Tel: 021 706 2267
Fax: 021 706 1813
Contact Person: Ms. J. Kwezi

Page Created: 8 September 2011