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Tamil Nadu govt launches ‘Friends of Library’ programme

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The ‘Friends of Library’ programme:

The ‘Friends of Library’ programme, under which books would be directly given to those who are unable to access state-run libraries, was introduced by the Tamil Nadu government. The project will be helpful to people with disabilities, seniors, kids, and hospital in-patients, among others, who are unable to visit a library. Volunteers will hand over the books to such people from the libraries.

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About the ‘Friends of Library’ programme:

  • Such individuals will receive the books from the libraries from volunteers, he continued. The recipients must register with the relevant library.
  • The programme will involve 2,500 libraries in its initial phase, including 31 district libraries. The aim of such an initiative was to promote a knowledge-based society. State Food Minister R Sakkarapani, district collector Dr S Visakan and others participated.

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