When children are told stories at school and read to at home by parents and older siblings, they develop interest in books. When they adults around them engaging with books, they are motivated to read.
The schools libraries set up by Parag in Gurmitkal block of Karnataka have impacted not just students, but built the skills of the library facilitators and established the library as an integral part of school education.
Carefully designed book extension activities in libraries play a key role in engaging both readers and non-readers. Activities introduce new books and genres, open up discussion and motivate children to reflect on their reading.
Parag has supported libraries across 8 states. Our libraries are present across government schools and community centres. We work closely with teachers and children to build their capacity in running vibrant libraries. We also involve parents through community engagement.
Kitablet is an e-Library app that hosts children’s books from some of India’s best publishers. The library is for children of grades 1-8, has books both in English and Hindi, and can be accessed on desktops, laptops or/and tablets.