The Department of Public Libraries, with support from city and central libraries, organised the National Library Week celebrations and presented Seva awards to library staff here on Friday.
Mayor M.C. Rajeshwari inaugurated the function. Mysore City Corporation Commissioner M.R. Ravi, who was the chief guest, said public libraries should reach out to all in the real sense, and authorities should make efforts to develop reading habit among the public by taking up some initiatives such as providing books on their doorstep. He said the reading habit among people had declined because of the attention given to the visual media. Books in libraries are not meant for librarians but for the public. Everybody should develop a habit of reading books, he added.
“People who read books have come up in life and achieved success. Such people have patience and the ability to think. Reading is a good habit,” he said. Mr. Ravi called upon the people to make use of libraries opened in residential localities. The city central library was a treasure trove of books, he added.
Membership cards were presented in a symbolic manner to residents coming in the limits of gram panchayats. Seva awards were presented to librarians.
Earlier, a jatha was taken out in the city.
‘Reading habit has declined owing to the attention given to visual media’ People urged to make use of libraries opened in residential areas
‘Reading habit has declined owing to the attention given to visual media’
People urged to make use of libraries opened
in residential areas