(16 February 2016) As many as 26 libraries across India will be getting a major facelift this year, thanks to a global initiative that aims to strengthen libraries. The move funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has handpicked 40 libraries in India as part of a global programme and will focus on making them more reader-friendly.
The programme will be implemented by the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) in Chennai.
The programme aims to enhance public library landscape in India with easy access for people to use relevant information as the larger goal.
The INELI-led global programme will cover 13,000 libraries in 20 countries in next three years.
The Indian Express has the story.