THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: On World Reading Day, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom has launched an open, free and voluntary community book exchange initiative named ‘Little Open Library’ (LOLib). According to school librarian S L Faisal, the prime objective of LOLib is to share one’s favourite books with the community.
“Anyone may take a book from LOLib. But he or she has to leave a book in return, which will be taken by someone else,” Faisal said. LOLib was inaugurated by Mayor V K Prasanth who advised the students to wisely choose their reading material. He also urged parents to become more conscious about the adverse effects of visual media.
The Mayor also inaugurated the Reading Week Celebrations and the activities of various Clubs of the school.S Ajayakumar, principal, welcomed the chief guest and R John, senior teacher proposed the vote of thanks. Vice principal (Shift-II) S D Rani and headmistress S Shyla were also present.
Cradle Of Books At Poovachal GVHSS
GVHSS Poovachal marked Reading Day by arranging a cradle for books at the school premises. The programme was organised by the school’s National Service Scheme (NSS) unit in association with various clubs in the school.
The students arranged a cradle and placed books brought from home. A total of 101 books were collected as part of the initiative. The books were then donated to inmates of Karuna Sai Psychopark at Vellanad. The books were handed over in front of the statute of Vaikkom Muhammad Basheer at the Psychopark premises. Karuna Sai Director A R Madhuja, School Principal Seema Xavier, PTA President Poovachal Sudheer and NSS Programme Officer Sameer Siddiqui were among those who spoke on the occasion.