50 years ago

Diamond Fields Advertiser - - OPINION -

PROSPEC­TIVE mem­bers of the free li­brary have been of­fended by per­sonal ques­tions asked when they ap­ply to join. Of­fi­cials want to know such things as age, race, re­li­gion, ed­u­ca­tional stan­dard and type of domi­cile. Ap­par­ently the in­for­ma­tion will help li­brar­i­ans choose books for the li­brary and to com­pile sta­tis­tics for South Africans’ read­ing habits.

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