The residents of Khajamalai Housing Board Colony can now get books from the District Central Library delivered to their doorsteps, thanks to the mobile library facility introduced in their locality. T.P.Poonachi, State Khadi and Village Industries Minister, inaugurated the facility introduced by the District Central Library at a brief function held at the colony on Sunday. He handed over the books to the new members in the presence of Jayashree Muralidharan, Collector, R.Manoharan, MLA, and Assembly Chief Whip .
A total of 92 residents enrolled themselves as members by paying Rs.30 (caution deposit of Rs.20 and subscription fee of Rs.10 per book) on the very first day. The subscription fee for two books is Rs. 50 and for three books it is Rs. 60. The members can keep the books for a fortnight. According to A.P.Sivakumar, District Library Officer, the mobile library currently halts at 44 points in a week and serves over 3,100 members. The mobile unit will halt at Khajamalai Colony for about an hour from 10.15 a.m. on Saturdays. About 7,000 books on various titles and subjects are available in the mobile service.