TRICHY: The District Central Library, nestled on West Boulevard in Trichy city, is set to host a week-long celebration of the 56th National Library Week from November 14 to November 20. The upcoming festivities will emphasize the significance of cultivating book reading habits and will feature a range of engaging events and competitions, particularly geared towards students.
District Library Officer P Sivakumar, in a press release, outlined the schedule of events for the National Library Week. The inaugural ceremony is scheduled to take place at Townhall Girls School on November 14 (Tuesday), kicking off the week-long celebration.
Adding a touch of community service to the literary celebration, a health camp is scheduled at the Central Library on November 15. The health camp, in collaboration with Tulasi Pharmacy and Agarwal Eye Hospital, aims to promote holistic well-being among the participants.
In a unique initiative targeted at senior citizens, an essay competition will be held after the health camp on November 15. Participants will have the opportunity to express the benefits they derive from reading books, contributing to a cross-generational dialogue on the joy of reading.
Continuing the celebration, a drawing competition for school students (classes III to V) is set for November 16, fostering artistic expression and creativity among the younger participants.
On November 17, a thought-provoking discussion will unfold within the confines of the women’s prison, allowing inmates to share their insights on the books they have perused in the prison library.
November 18 and 19 will witness a conference on women’s health and an elocution contest for school students (classes VI to VIII) at the district library. These events aim to empower and educate participants on critical health issues while honing their public speaking skills.
The grand finale of the National Library Week, slated for November 20 (Monday), will feature a story, poem, and essay writing competition open to the public. This inclusive event aims to bring the community together, celebrating the power of words and fostering a love for literature.
Trichy’s National Library Week promises to be a vibrant and engaging celebration, promoting literacy, creativity, and community engagement.