TCLP runs free community libraries that are open for all. Anyone can become a member without any membership fee, and issue books on a weekly basis.  Our Reading Room (for silent reading & study) and Reading Project (read-alouds by trained volunteers & Students Council members) are available to members and non-members alike.

 

Members are divided into:

Headstart: 4-6 years

Lower Group: 7 – 10 years

Upper Group: 10 - 16 years

Adults: Above 16 years

 

Weekly Schedule

(*subject to change depending on new developments)

 

At Ramditti JR Narang ‘Deepalaya Learning Centre’, Sheikh Sarai, New Delhi

 

  • Sunday:

11 am – 7 pm: Open to all members for issuing books. Reading Room open to all members & non-members.

12 noon: Weekly assembly

12.15 pm: Reading Project read alouds by TCLP volunteers

 

  • Monday:

11 am – 7 pm: Open to all members for issuing books. Reading Room open to all members & non-members.

2 pm – 5 pm: Reading Project read alouds by TCLP volunteers

 

  • Tuesday:

10 am – 5 pm: Open to adult members for issuing books. Reading Room open to all members & non-members.

2 pm: Reading Project read alouds by Student Council members

1 pm – 3.30 pm: Weekly book repair & library maintenance

3 pm – 4.30 pm: Arts & Crafts

 

  • Wednesday:

10 am – 5 pm: Open to adult members for issuing books. Reading Room open to all members & non-members.  

1 pm – 3.30 pm: New admissions processing & orientation

 

  • Thursday:

10 am – 5 pm: Open to adult members only for issuing books. Reading Room open to all members & non-members.

10 am – 5 pm: Administrative work

 

  • Friday:

10 am - 3 pm: Open to all members for issuing books. Reading Room open to all members & non-members.

12 noon onwards: Reading Project read alouds held in classrooms of ‘Ramditti JR Narang Deepalaya Learning Centre’

 

  • Saturday:

10 am - 3 pm: Open to all members for issuing books. Reading Room open to all members & non-members.

10 am – 11.30 pm: Headstart to Learning program

11 am – 1 pm: New volunteer orientation

12 noon onwards: Reading Project read alouds

 

At TCLP-Agrasar, Sikanderpur, Gurugram:

 

  • Monday:

10 am – 5 pm: Reading Room open to all members & non-members.

Library maintenance and administrative work.

2:30 pm – 4 pm: Reading Project read alouds by TCLP volunteers and Student Council members. (Based on availability)

 

  • Tuesday:

10:30 am – 6 pmLibrary open to all members for issuing books. 

Reading Room open to all members & non-members.

2:30 pm – 4 pm: Reading Project read alouds by TCLP volunteers and Student Council members. (Based on availability)

 

  • Wednesday:

10 am – 5 pm: Reading Room open to all members & non-members.  

New admissions processing & orientation. 

Book repair & library maintenance.

11:30 am to 12:30 pm : Adda, a storytelling session for women. (Every first and third Wednesday of the month)

2:30 pm – 4 pm: Reading Project read alouds by TCLP volunteers and Student Council members. (Based on availability)

 

  • Thursday:

10 am – 5 pm: Reading Room open to all members & non-members.

Administrative work

3 pm – 4.30 pm: Arts & Crafts

 

  • Friday:

10:30 am - 6 pm: Open to all members for issuing books. 

Reading Room open to all members & non-members.

2:30 pm – 4 pm: Reading Project read alouds by TCLP volunteers and Student Council members. (Based on availability)

 

  • Saturday:

10:30 am – 12 pm: Head-start to Learning program for 4 to 6 year old members of the library.

12 pm - 2 pm: Reading Room open to all members & non-members.

 

  • Sunday: Library opens occasionally for events and workshops. 

 

 

The Honour Roll: This program celebrates Headstart, Lower & Upper group members as they achieve milestones in their reading journey.

TCLP libraries award a book and a packet of cookies to each reader who has completed 10 books. In addition, their name is added to the Honour Roll board, where it is visible to all who enter the library. Every 10 books read & completed earns the member a star against their name on the board. At 40 & 80 book milestones, members receive books as reward & encouragement to keep going.

Once members have read 80 books, they’re encouraged to write or narrate their takeaways on the next 20 they are reading. These book-reports are reviewed in a Book Report Clinic, by trained TCLP volunteers. After 20 successful reports have been submitted, members are awarded the ‘100 Books’ grand prize of a school bag packed with books and stationery. Now they are bonafide bookworms that can proceed, independently, on their reading journey.