Here comes good news for citizens, who were lackinglibrary facilities in their locality. After a long delay of three years, the City Library authorities are all set to re-launch the Mobile Library Van services by March.
More than half of the residents in city doesn't have access to library facilities. Out of 65 wards in Mysore, only 29 wards have library facility. Thus, the authorities have planned to tour the mobile library van in the 36 wards and station the vehicle at different locations as per a pre-announced schedule.
The library will traverse all nook and corners of these wards, and can be accessed by the residents in every locality. The people can check the schedule of library van visits and avail the service in their area.
Citizens can borrow the books after becoming members and they can return the book during the next visit of thelibrary van to their area.
In all, the facility will motivate people to develop reading habit and meet the long pending demand of people for alibrary in their localities.
The van will carry more than 4,500 books of all languages, which include renowned novels, children stories, mythological books, fictions, magazines, historical books. With this, people can have access to books and magazines of their favorite choice.
City Central Library Deputy Director B Manjunath said that “20-year old mobile library vehicle was disposed off three years ago and since then there was no mobile libraryservices in the city. With the launch of mobile van the citizens are to be benefit immensely and even helps to promote the fast dwindling reading habit and reached the unreached.”
District administration has sanctioned Rs 25 lakh for the vehicle, under District Innovative Fund. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has been assigned the task of building the body for the vehicle at its branch in Kengeri Workshop. The vehicle will be suitably modified to house books by creating racks and other facilities, he added.