(27 Jan 2021) A children’s library on a boat was launched in Kolkata on Republic Day, a first-of-a-kind initiative. Children will be able to choose from a selection of 500 titles in English and Bengali on the Young Readers’ Boat Library, an official said on Tuesday.
The idea behind the boat library is that one can read some good collection of books while appreciating the beauty of Kolkata, cruising on the Hooghly, he said. “The boat library would take people on a three-hour-long trip,” the official said.
A ride on the boat would cost Rs 100 for adults and Rs 50 for children. The library will eventually host activities such as storytelling, dramatised readings, poetry sessions, book launches, music and more.
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