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Mobile Library

Children's Mobile Library

The main Library and Mobile Library aim to;

  • Make learning more interesting by providing a wide range of books available to children, under an open shelf policy;
  • Increase the level and depth of literacy amongst primary and secondary age children;.
  • Connect education to children’s lives and to books beyond school text books.
  • Make books accessible to children in a wider geographic area, beyond Suchana
  • Disseminate Suchana’s own Adivasi publications.
  • Encourage appreciation of stories and connect stories with books via reading aloud.

The Suchana Children’s Library now has around 3000 children’s books – mainly in Bangla, but also in English, and a few in Santali and Kora. The main library at the Education Resource Centre is used regularly by about 150 members across the age range 5-17.

The Mobile Library visits 11 villages using a van rickshaw and colour-coded trunks, and has about 400 members.

Children's Mobile Library Picture