‘Library on Wheels’ flagged off

Students and dignitaries during launching of 'Library on Wheels' at Jammu.
Students and dignitaries during launching of 'Library on Wheels' at Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 7: ‘Library on Wheels’-first of its kind in entire Jammu and Kashmir was launched by Jammu Sanskriti School, here today.
The ‘Library on Wheels’ was flagged off by chief guest, Mohd Rafi-Director Libraries and Research J&K in presence of Chief Librarian SRS Library, Sabhyita Rani as guest of honor and Principal cum Vice-chairperson, Rohini Aima, coordinators and faculty.
This flamboyant Library first halted at Arnia to promulgate the objective to reach out to every person who wants to read a book. “In times of social media and digital era “Library on Wheels” is going to be a passion for readers to recreate the magic of the era when libraries were popular destinations to get fruitfully engaged.”
Initially the van will be stationed at selected rural area destinations like Arnia, RS Pura and the list will be put up on website, said Rohini Aima, adding that there is no membership fee, the school still prefers to err on the side of caution. There is a refundable deposit that is to be paid by the users against the cost of the book. Payment can be done online or in cash. It is fully refundable once the book is returned.
The library facility is open for students from any private/Government schools or general community members of the area.
“We will allow people to bring their own sanitizer bottles and use it before touching the books,” said Aima.