Source : Times of India
The Indian Public Library Movement (IPLM) marked its fifth anniversary at an event in New Delhi on Friday, reiterating its efforts in rejuvenating public libraries.
The occasion witnessed the exchange of an MOU between United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) and IPLM for a new partnership unfolding between public libraries and the domain of skill in Maharashtra.
IPLM also released a booklet, Stories of Change: Impacting Lives through Public Libraries. The 20 short stories talk about how public libraries and the librarians have influenced the lives of different people through various IPLM initiatives.
“Library is storehouse of knowledge and today with our combined efforts they have become a place for knowledge sharing and community building. This would not have been possible without librarians. It is just the beginning and we look forward to continue the good work and move upward,” said Shrikant Sinha, Chief Executive Officer of NASSCOM Foundation, under which IPLM is hosted.
BJP parliamentarian Meenakshi Lekhi was the chief guest at the function held at India International Centre (IIC).
IPLM claims to be spread across 226 public libraries in 23 states covering 120 districts.