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'Let child inculcate reading habit when he/she is young'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Nov 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 21: ‘Pick them young’ is the mantra which Sewali Das, the librarian of Bishnu-Nirmala Children Library located at Uzan Bazar in the city, wants parents to adopt to make their wards inculcate the habit of visiting libraries regularly and becoming book worms.

Talking to this reporter, Das said: “The parents should make their children visit libraries from an early age so that the children inculcate the habit of reading and visiting libraries.”

On the library, Das said: “The library, being run by the Central Government, was set up in 1985 by freedom fighter Bishnuram Medhi. It is being maged by Bishnu-Nirmala Trust. Medhi did dote the land with a will for the construction of a library there. The buildings and other constructions of the library are, however, of the Trust.”

On the collection of books in the library, she said: “It has around 40,000 books meant for children of the age group of 6 to 14. The library has as many as 3,045 members having registered with it. The government has provided all necessities for children of all age groups – doll for six-year-old children, playground, sports kits, books and children corners. On August 12 this year, the library observed the Librarian Day with various programmes of children like story-telling, drawing competitions, etc. The library rewards the best reader every year.”

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