Li­brary week

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Kirti Pa­tel ,

Lau­toka

This week is ‘’Na­tional Li­brary Week’’ there­fore I would like to elab­o­rate a bit on it. Na­tional Li­brary week is a time to cel­e­brate the con­tri­bu­tions of our na­tion’s li­braries and li­brary work­ers and to pro­mote li­brary use and sup­port.

The theme for this year’s na­tional li­brary week is “Li­braries Trans­form.’’ Li­braries are trusted places where every­one in the com­mu­nity can gather to re­con­nect and re-en­gage with each other to en­rich and shape the com­mu­nity and ad­dress lo­cal is­sues. While we have some peo­ple turn­ing to­wards read­ing on­line, the ac­tual ben­e­fits of read­ing di­rectly pre­vails. We still have peo­ple look­ing for li­braries for read­ing and re­search­ing.

- Li­brary is a very es­sen­tial place. Li­brary is where one get’s an­swers to their cu­rios­ity. - Li­brary is where one’s knowl­edge is en­hanced. - Li­brary is where mem­bers of the com­mu­nity meet to dis­cuss, read and share ideas and knowl­edge.

- Li­brary is full of re­sources that can broaden one’s hori­zons. - Li­brary is the key com­po­nent that opens its doors for many pur­poses. - Li­brary is where many lives are trans­formed. - Li­brary is where im­pos­si­ble can be­come pos­si­ble.

Li­brary is a very im­por­tant and pow­er­ful place where knowl­edge can be gained, the knowl­edge that will al­ways be with us.

There­fore I urge you all to make the most of your li­brary and gain the power of knowl­edge as it’s the most pow­er­ful tool one can have. Please read as much as you can as read­ing will help you all ben­e­fit in many ways.

One just has to go to the li­brary to re­alise how the ‘’Li­braries Trans­form.’’

No doubt, there will be li­brary week cel­e­bra­tions around the coun­try and schools as well. Most of the schools have de­cided to merge the Sui­cide Day with li­brary week pro­gramme or cel­e­bra­tion on Fri­day.

I hope if pos­si­ble, every­one par­takes in this event also to make use of their near­est li­brary to read as well as ac­knowl­edge the place, staff and re­sources.

Tak­ing this op­por­tu­nity, I would like to thank all the Li­brar­i­ans and as­sis­tant li­brar­i­ans around the coun­try. This is your week to shine. Thank you for your con­tri­bu­tions all this while.

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