A library is an important source of knowledge to young minds in schools. It develops an important habit of reading, amongst the students. It has an organized set of resources, which include human services as well as the entire spectrum of media (e.g., text, video, and hypermedia). It has physical components such as space, equipment’s, and storage media; intellectual components such as collection policies that determine what materials will be included and organizational schemes that determine how the collection is accessed; and people who manage the physical and intellectual components and interact with users to solve information problems.
To inculcate the habit of reading amongst the students Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Vidyashram Pratapnagar, Jaipur has taken an initiative to support the noble thought of reading and writing.
Bookmark making competition was organized on 6th October 2018 for classes VII and VIII. Students designed the bookmarks with full enthusiasm on the given topic “My Library”. All the bookmarks were very fascinating and the efforts were beyond the imagination as the students highlighted the atmosphere and the importance of the library. This competition encouraged and motivated the students to showcase their intellect and creativity in front of everyone. This year our school is exchanging the bookmarks with Shenton College, Australia.
Interclass Book talk competition was organized on October 8, 2018, for classes V and VI. Total 16 students participated wholeheartedly in the competition. 2 students from each section were selected by the respective English teachers. Students were instructed to select books by Ruskin Bond, Jeff Kinney, G. Stilton and Roald Dahl. They chose their books accordingly and prepared excellent talks on the same. While presenting the talk they included author’s name, characters, Storyline and; motivated others students to grab the book and read it. It went as a successful competition as the students came to know about different interesting books.
Book Fair was inaugurated by Shri Deepak Dua (Principal, BVBV Vidyashram) on October 9, 2018. The Book Fair was organized by Scholastic Company at the covered assembly area. Books of different genres were presented before the students of L.K.G to 12th. From 9thoct-12thoct students could browse the books from the Book Fair.
The book Launch event was organized to appreciate the efforts of the budding writer, Ms. Disha Mangal in her book THE ULTIMATE MISCHIEF DESTINATION on 11th October 2018 in which Captain B. C. Kumawat (Director, Jaipur Kendra) was addressed as the chief guest. He not only cherished the work of the young soul but also motivated other students to start writing small stories, poems, etc. Therefore, a smooth book launch session was conducted where students asked various questions by the author regarding her book.
Book review writing competition was conducted on 12th October 2018 under the week-long library week celebrations. 45 students participated with great enthusiasm, thereby excelling & exhibiting their creative writing skills and further sharing their written expressions in Hindi and English.
At the end of a week-long program the library week was concluded with the book fair where students and parents could buy the books of their choices. Everyone enjoyed the book fair, parents and children gave delighting feedbacks for the same. An art exhibition and Nuked Natak added to the glory of the day.
Report: Dr Sarwesh Pareek, Librarian