Flood-hit libraries to get a hand of help from Krithi

Coupons and used books worth ₹50 lakh to be distributed to libraries

The Krithi International Book Fair and Knowledge Festival has launched a project to re-stock Kerala’s flood-hit libraries.

As part of the project, second-hand books and Krithi book coupons, bought and donated by individuals and institutions, amounting to ₹50 lakh in total, will be given to public libraries affected by the August 2018 floods.

To enable this, the State Library Council has prepared a list of the flood-hit libraries with the help of the district councils. Based on the requirements of the libraries, Krithi will publish a list that will help both individuals and institutions donate books in the form of coupons bought at the festival. However, books that are not included in the list can also be donated for the project, said S. Ramesan, general gonvenor, Krithi festival.

Collection boxes will be kept at co-operative institutions across 70 taluks in the State. The lists of institutions, where the public can drop off books in the boxes, libraries that require books will be published on the festival website—www.krithibookfest.com—and social media. Those visiting the festival between February 8 and February 17 can also buy books and donate them to the affected libraries, added Mr. Ramesan.

The Sahitya Pravarthaka Co-operative Society has opened an account at the Kerala State Co-operative Bank as part of the project under the name ‘The Sahitya Pravarthaka Co-operative Society Ltd No.2458’ (account number 009120143003008; IFSC code IBKL046KS01) for extending financial assistance.

Krithi will use the funds to buy coupons and distribute them among the flood-hit libraries.

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