We are a free community library that is open for all. Children and adults may issue books and take them home. There is a reading Room for those who wish to read or study at the library. Our current weekly schedule is as follows:

 

  • Sunday: Books can be borrowed by all between 11 am and 7 pm; Weekly assembly is held at noon. Read Alouds are held at 12:15, after the assembly.

 

  • Monday: Books can be borrowed by all from 11 am to 7 pm; Read Alouds are held at 3 pm, 4 pm, and 5 pm.

 

  • Tuesday: Books can be borrowed only by our adult members from 10 to 5; Read Alouds are held by Student Council Read Alouds at 2 pm; Weekly Repair Programme; Art and Craft Workshop from 3 to 4:30

 

  • Wednesday: Books can be borrowed only by our adult members from 10 to 5; New membership processing

 

  • Thursday: Administrative work; Books can be borrowed only by our adult members from 10 to 5; Bengali Read Alouds at 2 pm

 

  • Friday: Books can be borrowed by all between 10 am and 3 pm; Read Alouds held in the classrooms of our partner Deepalaya's Learning Centre

 

  • Saturday: Books can be borrowed by all between 10 am and 3 pm, only by children; Read alouds are held at 12 noon; Headstart to Learning programme from 10 am 9:30 to 11:30 am

 

Additionally, we have a Rewards Programme to encourage our young readers. program -- The Honour Roll -- that celebrates our young readers as they achieve milestones in the reading journey.


 

The Community Library Project gives out a book and a packet of cookies to each young member who has finished reading 10 books. In addition their name is written on the Honour Roll where it is visible to all who enter the library. After 40 books are completed, members get a book again. After they finish 80 books, another book is gifted. Once members have read 80 books, they’re encouraged to write reports on the books they are reading. After 20 successful reports have been submitted, members are awarded the grand prize of a school bag packed with books and stationery. This program is made possible by the generous support of A and K Philanthropy.