13. A School Library
My school stresses equally on studies as well as sports. We have all the equipments needed for games like cricket, Tennis, Volley Ball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Gymnastics, Hockey and Football. We have proper grounds to play and a separate game, room, to keep and maintain these equipments.[wp_ad_camp_4]
Similarly, the school understands the importance of books, reading materials, newspapers, magazines and journals. For this purpose we have a well maintained library. A library is a place provided to students for reading for educative as well as leisurely purposes. Books of all kinds are kept here systematically. Recorded properly and maintained nicely. A library thus is the soul of academic affluence of a school. It reflects upon the seriousness and dedication of the school towards the goal of education.[wp_ad_camp_1]
My school library is very well maintained. It is huge, well lit and airy. One can sit and read easily even when the lights go off. The library too is situated in a separate block as to ensure quiet and peaceful environs. At the entrance we have a notice board which displays information about the timings of the library timings to issue and return books etc.[wp_ad_camp_2]
On the walls are posters and charts depicting the importance and essence of the reading? The catalogue of books arranged alphabetically is kept on the side. A notice regarding maintaining silence is placed authoritatively there. On the left is the place to keep our things and the counter for the attendant who checks our registers as we walk in and out. Turning to the right is the reading room. The room also has magazines, journals and newspapers are3 kept like the Economic Times and Employment newspapers. Outside the reading room is the stand for the daily newspapers.[wp_ad_camp_1]
Next we have the library counter where we get issued and returned back our books. A great sense of copiousness overpowers one as one enters the library. The library is divided into 3 pillared wings. We have writing tables and chairs in the centre and all around are huge cupboards holding books of every kind. There are various sections divided as per the subjects. We have the English, Hindi, History, Geography, Civics, Commerce, Home Science, Biology, Physics and Chemistry sections.[wp_ad_camp_3]
A few other sections of interest are the fine arts section, Encyclopedia section, other Creative Arts section and the fiction section. Students who enjoy reading continuously throng the Fiction section. I too am a regular visitor of this section.
I also make notes from the good quality books available in the library. It is a good opportunity for us to read good books which otherwise one cannot buy. Sometimes I also go through the fine Arts section if I am in no mood to study. I particularly enjoy the English and the Hindi sections where I can lay my hands on good poetries, drams and novels by great writers.
To encourage and inculcate a reading habit among students we have a separate library period assigned for every class once a week. During this period the entire class goes to the library and has to issue books and read them. We are also thought to cover the library books and keep them nicely.[wp_ad_camp_1]
I also thoroughly enjoy reading newspapers. So, every day I reach school 20 minutes early to browse through the various newspapers.
Our library also provides the facility of a book bank for poor students. The library gives course books on loan to the student which is of great help to them. Generally, every year all the students volunteer to submit their course book in good conditions so that they can be of some use to others in future.
Library is a great place for all of us to read more on subjects that are of our interest and things which cannot be covered in the classroom due to limitations of time and syllabus. It really enhances our knowledge. The encyclopedia section is especially very helpful if one wants to know about new things under the sun.[wp_ad_camp_2]
I really enjoy visiting the library though I do not get an opportunity as often as I would like to have. But whenever any teacher is absent I seek permission to rush to the library. I am really proud of the good library in my school.