After shifting its main library to Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan, the municipal corporation (MC) is now going to upgrade its library at Children’s Park. The library would offer books of different languages, including Punjabi, Hindi and English, to children of different age groups.
Finally after a long time, the renovation work at the library has been started by the MC. It was learnt that colourful paint is being done on the library walls to attract children.
MC commissioner GK Singh Dhaliwal said they were going to purchase books worth `1 lakh for children. “The books will be based on children literature, stories and short stories, general knowledge, current affairs, atlas, languages and others,” he said.
He said, “We are going to install seven new tables, and each table can be shared by four children. The MC will also purchase new furniture. The books will be upgraded timely as per demand of the children.”
“I visited the library to check the ongoing renovation. I hope that renovated library with new books will be inaugurated by November 20. All the parents should inspire their children to read books,” he said.
The main motive behind the renovating this library is to attract children to adopt reading as a hobby. The MC will also motivate children to visit the library where magazines on current affairs and other subjects as well as newspapers would also be available.
Earlier, the MC wanted to inaugurate the renovated library on the occasion of Children’s Day that falls on November 14, but now it will get delayed for a week, as the process to purchase new furniture is underway.
A college student, Satbir Singh, said, “Many students in the government schools cannot afford books for competitive exams due to poor financial condition of their homes. I wanted the MC to arrange such competitive books at all its libraries, so that the students from economically weaker sections can read these books. The MC should also do publicity about the books available, so that the needy students can also get benefit from this library.”
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