Pune Now Has A 24×7 Open Library In Kothrud Set Up By Students

by Sanjana Shenoy
Pune Now Has A 24×7 Open Library In Kothrud Set Up By Students

Reading is a beautiful way to transport yourself to another world, another era without even stepping out of your home. It’s education, entertainment, information, fantasy and everything extraordinary. Each word, sentence, paragraph and page has a story to tell. And you can’t help but find yourself totally immersed. In an ideal world, each and every individual should be able to afford books. But unfortunately, that’s not the case. There are many underprivileged people in our country who cannot even afford a book. But there are noble people who are doing their bit to change this scenario. You will be pleasantly surprised to know that Pune now has a 24×7 open library in Kothrud set up by students.

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What’s In It?

Pune’s Jeet playground in Kothrud now has an open library started by a group of eight students. The students have named this noble initiative as the ‘Open Library Movement’. This open library is free, open for all and that too for 24 hours in the day. This library was started keeping in mind the ‘Bal Pustakalaya’ a free library for underprivileged kids.

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This 24×7 open library has a bookshelf which has been placed along one of the walls of the Jeet playground. People can just come here, drop the books that they have read and don’t need anymore. And this way this library is free for everyone to simply access the books that are displayed in the bookshelf. The bookshelf currently has around 200 books, with a wide variety of English and Marathi novels, competitive exam books and biographies of Babasaheb Ambedkar, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj to name a few. Did you know Pune’s German Bakery Makes Its Way To Mumbai

What’s More?

The author and member of the Open Library Movement, Abhishek Awchar quoted to a reputed new agency that many people have offered financial aid to his initiative. But he and his team don’t want to involve this. They just accept books and bookshelves. And as citizens, they feel this solely will take their cause ahead. This Open Library Movement solely runs on books. It’s taken care off by the residents of that area. And it’s run on the principle ‘for the people, by the people and of the people’. The group of eight students aim to establish around 100 more such libraries by the end of the year 2020. And we couldn’t be prouder. Punekars! You too can donate your books and be apart of this great initiative. Contact 9422921192  for more information about this.