In the last two years our, volunteer-run and member-owned initiative has taken our small library in the Ramditti J R Narang Deepalaya Learning Center from 40 members to 900 active members. We have issued over 30,000 books during this period. We have opened a second branch, which serves an additional 600 members.
As we have grown and are now The Community Library Project, we are collaborating with Deepalaya NGO and Agrasar NGO to continue to support more community libraries. As we endeavour to work beyond our own libraries, our goal is to make Delhi (and beyond!) aware about the importance of books, reading, and thinking for the full realization of citizenship and humanity.
We are library activists looking to grow a library movement for publicly owned libraries that serve all. We ask for your help in sustaining us as we deepen our commitment to our work and undertake new responsibilities.
There are a number of ways you could contribute:
- By donating books -- both new and used. (Here's our Amazon wish list!)
- By donating money -- either a one time donation or pledge for an annual contribution. (To donate or find out more information about how to contribute, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- By supporting our various programmes that run throughout the year. (You can find more about them here and here.)
Note: All donations are tax-exempted under section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.