(12 Jan 2021) News from India: The Department of Public Libraries has decided to promote community libraries in small residential clusters in urban centres and the first such library was declared open at an apartment complex in Tiruchi last week.
Under the initiative, local communities comprising residents of an apartment or gated communities can approach the District Library Officer for establishing the community libraries. The Department would initially provide 500 books (and more, if required) which can be rotated monthly. However, the applicant would have to make a caution deposit of ₹20,000 besides providing a room with furniture for the library.
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