Do you have any of these books? Donate it to one of flood hit libraries in Kerala or ‘Adopt A Library’
By A Staff Reporter
KOCHI Feb 3: A book fest will be conducted in Kochi to revive hundreds of public libraries that were affected by the floods that hit Kerala in August 2018. To help those libraries which lost hundreds of invaluable books the organisers have come up with the idea of project titled ‘Adopt a Library’.
Through the project ‘Adopt a Library’, Krithi International Book Fair and Knowledge Festival conducted by Sahithya Pravarthaka Co-operative Society (SPCS) will restore thousands of books to these libraries. The fair will be held from February 8 to 17, 2019 at the Marine Drive Grounds, Kochi in Kerala.
The organisers have published a priority list of books according to the requirement of libraries. People can also donate books that are not there in the list but it has to be one which would form part of a library.
To make the project more reachable, kiosks will be opened at various cooperative banks across 70 taluks in the state in addition to outlets of National Book Stalls. A bank account has also been opened through which people living outside the state can also contribute to the novel cause. The money so collected will be distributed among the libraries based on the scale of their losses and grading in KSLC.
According to officials of KSLC, libraries at Ernakulam district were the most affected ones in the floods.
During the fest which runs from Feb 8 to 19, Krithi will bring together intellectuals to talk, converse and discuss their minds out on various subjects. Krithi will also celebrate classics in literature through the re-reading sessions and also deliberate on the fresh entries that have made it to the literary world .
This year KRITHI’s focus is on ideas that contribute towards ‘Rebuilding Kerala’. The deliberations would be multi-disciplinary, viz. Environment, Shelter, Health, Economics, Technology and Culture. KRITHI 2019 will also reflect on the social fabric towards building a modern India with focus on Constitution and Social Renaissance.