Established in 2006, the Hawassa Reading Center (HRC) is our longest-running community library program. It is open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, and on most weekends. The young readers range widely in age, from 6 – 16, and the library is always busy with students free during different shifts in their class schedules and on weekends.
The librarians read story books for the younger children every Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. The result has been a continuing increase of library users over time and continuing improvement of reading culture. The library staff help the librarian by organizing books and maintaining order among the children using the library.
Hawassa Reading Center is a great addition to the ever-growing city. If you find your self visiting the lake community (also known as Awassa), please contact us ahead of your trip to arrange a tour.
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