The Indian Public Library Movement (IPLM) in collaboration with National Book Trust (NBT) is participating in the New Delhi World Book Fair platform to bring the cause of public libraries in the mainstream agenda of the government. To promote the reading habits in a holistic manner through the use of Public libraries, IPLM in collaboration with NBT is organising discussion/ workshop and interactive session with various stakeholders of the library space which include the representation of the Delhi government, Librarians, CSR leaders and other library stakeholders.
Ms. Chanchal Yadav, Secretary, NDMC was the chief guest and also interacted with the volunteers who pledged their volunteering services for the cause of reading and public libraries on January 7th.
In an effort to build a knowledge based society it is important to engage with the present and upcoming generation and make them aware of the importance of reading and using the facility of public libraries for the purpose of knowledge and information enhancement.
Inadequacy of trained staff in the library space is a challenge under these circumstances, libraries need a vision and an effective strategy to overcome the gap between the need and availability of the resources. World Book Fair platform was leveraged by IPLM to launch the I Pledge property in the space of public libraries in India.
On 13th January, IPLM is going to organise a self-written poetry in either in Hindi/English or Urdu by the college students which will also be recited by them in front of the audience at World Book Fair.