What We Do
The library programme supports both government and private schools in setting up libraries and conducting regular library sessions withchildren through a library curriculum. We conduct library sessions featuring read-alouds, book talks, word games and theater activities in schools. The library sessions enable children to engage critically with text and communicate their thoughts during discussions and activities preceding and succeeding the read-alouds and book talks.
Library Program Goal was to:
- To support schools in setting up libraries and conducting library sessions with children.
- Encourage children to develop expression through creative exercises and engage critically with text to communicate their thoughts.
- It provides school students access to age-specific, quality children’s literature and create opportunities for readers to access and engage with these resources.
- Planned Library sessions are conducted to facilitate development of understanding about literacy and it’s connection with speaking, reading, writing and lived experience by providing an open, fear-fear environment.
Children and teachers of both government and private schools.
Chronicles of our Library Program:
Our flagship library programme in school was initiated in 2017 with the children of Class VI and VII of Kamrup Academy HS School. In 2018, we provided support in setting up a Community Library in Balikuchi Majalia Vidyalaya, a Government school in Nalbari. By 2019, the library programmes ran in Classes III to VIII of 5 Government schools, 4 in Kamrup and 1 in Nalbari district of Assam. By 2020, we set up 2 classroom libraries, in Latasil LP School and Uzan Bazar Govt. High School. In the same year, we extended this programme to 6 government schools but from our experiences of working with children we realised that they lack language skills and hence we converted the library programme to language learning programme.