Date of Upload: 16th November, 2019

Library Week

“To read is to empower, to empower is to write, to write is to influence,                

To influence is to change, to change is to live.” – Jane Evershed

The thought reverberated in the young minds of Pranganites while celebrating the Library Week from 11th to 15th November, 2019.

Libraries represent the diversity and immensity of human thoughts. The various activities carried out throughout the week enabled the students to know the importance of a Library. ‘Question of the day’ -a Literary Competition set the tone for the week long celebration. Students zealously participated and answered the questions to the best of their knowledge. The lucky winners were given prizes.  During the week, children were provided with interesting information about the libraries of the world, like the first library in the world was Morocco Library.

Meeting a real live author can increase children's interest in books, help them understand how books are produced and boost the confidence of any aspiring writers in the school. Hence, for author's visit, on 13th November, Mr. Sushil Shukla, the Director of the Ektara Publisher was invited to interact with children. He has written around 300 poems and stories for children. In his enriching session, he guided and motivated the students to write stories and poems of their own. 

Another interesting story telling session was held on 15th November by Ms. Amita Sarkari from Beyond Group.  A certified Storyteller and Jolly Phonics trained teacher, she narrated the story of ‘The School Mystery’, and with her unique style and voice modulation brought the story alive for children. Ms. Amita is an ardent advocate of storytelling as a learning aid. The presence of the popular children’s character ‘Thea Stilton’ added to the excitement of the students, who were glad to shake hands with her.     

The students of Grade V thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Story Telling Activity in their Library period. They shared stories ranging from fictions, legends, Geronimo Stilton and Harry Potter.

The Library week celebration was a great learning experience for young Pranganites.