Public libraries host book exhibition

On World Book Day, officers reminded of responsibility towards libraries

The public library that is housed in the Town Municipal Council building is in a dilapidated state. However, the library was repaired and painted recently. But the library is yet to receive electricity connection.

More books added
The library has as many as 20,000 books and recently 350 new titles were added to the collection.

Librarian Netravathi said the Town Municipal Council is yet to release Rs three lakh to the library. Moreover, the building that houses the library falls within the jurisdiction of the Town Municipal Council.

“A memorandum has already been submitted seeking the registration of the library building in the name of the Department of Library. Once it is registered with the Department of Library, it will be easy to avail basic facilities like electricity and other infrastructure facilities, thereby, facilitating the growth of the library,” said Netravathi.
In Chikkaballapur

Books on various topics including collections of stories and novels were displayed at an exhibition at the district library premises on the occasion of World Book Day in the city on Saturday.

Visitors, including school and college students, visited the expo in large numbers. Library officials stressed the need for creating awareness among the youth about reviving the reading habit.

‘Utilise library’
The visitors felt that the library premises was big and that the City Municipal Council and the district administration should take steps for the optimum utilisation of the place.
The concerned authorities should take steps to clear the garbage around the library, so as to maintain a clean environment, they said.

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