A library goes mobile for a day

A primary school initiated the programme to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of The Fourth Druk Gyalpo

Education: In a modest celebration, Wangdue Primary School took more than 6,000 library books on wheels and offered a daylong reading service to people lacking access to library in Punakha and Wangdue, last week.

This mobile library service was conducted to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of The Fourth Druk Gyalpo and also to mark the reading year, said Norbu, the teacher who coordinated the programme.

He said more than 500 people turned up in four places, Gangthangkha and Bajo town in Wangdue and Lobesa and Khuruthang in Punakha to read the library books.

The daylong mobile library service was aimed to provide equal opportunity to all readers living far from the library and children lacking access to the school libraries, the teacher said.

He said the program was initiated with the motto, “To read more and get smarter.”

The business community of Punakha and Wangdue sponsored the program. RSPN, DSB enterprise, KOMS and school staff donated the reading materials while the municipality and Punatsangchu project provided the vehicles.

Save the Children started the first mobile library concept in the country in December 2013.

Dawa Gelmo, Wangdue

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