Books travel to schools in Dhading

DHADING: For the first time in the district, book-bus-- a mobile library or a library on wheels -- is being operated with an aim to promote and help develop reading culture in various schools and communities.

The programme is supported by the US Embassy in Nepal in a bid to strengthen educational and cultural planning management services. The bus library is scheduled to roll around Dhading for three weeks.

In  a bid to facilitate students' access to reading materials, Adarsha Secondary school, Gajuri, Bageshwati secondary school, Baireni and Satyawati secondary school, Adamghat, along with locals from a nearby community will participate in the programme. Towards the end of the programme, the facilitators as well as the students will present art-work, stories, poems, and songs scheduled on Feb 17 and 18th.

Organizers said that the bus library has a stock of about 2,000 books, and is providing mobile library access to schools and communities in a creative way.

(Translated by Madhavi Marasini)