Reading is thinking

The Community Library Project believes all people should have access to books. We are a low-cost, volunteer-driven, citizen initiative. We are committed to the work of building the movement for a publicly owned, free library system that is accessible to all.

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Our Student Council

The Student Council, made up of committed members are leaders and advocates in the library movement. The Student Council is responsible for the circulation program, for doing read alouds, for creating and implementing programs with the help of staff and volunteers.

  • Keeping tabs on circulation is a serious responsibility
  • Helping out at an Arts and Crafts event
  • Making sure Read Aloud sessions are fun
  • Making sure all member data is up to date 
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From Our Journal

Libraries Without Boundaries: Of Gender, Rights, Consent, Sexuality, and Community Engagement

Nine of them squatted in a circle. Our library members aged 9 – 13. Each one of them had a message to deliver. They stood up in turns, faced the imaginary audience and spoke about gender, rights, consent, and sexual health. It was Anju’s turn. “Parivar ek tarah ke nahi, kai tarah ke hote hai. […]

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Kaza Public Library Status Report

Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain region. Located at an altitude of 3,800 mts above sea level, it is considered inaccessible by many. The place is cut off for almost 8 months in a year. Let’s Open a Book is currently working with over 25 government primary schools in this area, helping them set […]

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Events At The Libraries

Read Aloud sessions, Arts and Crafts time and talks by special guests. Events at our libraries are fun, informative and inclusive.

Photography Camp
Sheikh Sarai  •  September 14, 2019  •  2pm to 5pm

Falak Choksi of Naz Foundation will conduct a photography camp on 14th, 15th, 22nd and 29th September for Upper Group members at TCLP Sheikh Sarai. The camp will cover the basics, portrait and landscape photography.

The Great Book Giveaway
India Habitat Centre  •  September 21, 2019  •  11am to 7pm

The Great Book Giveaway is back on 21st and 22nd September with an exciting collection of books for you to take home. Read Alouds, performances, poetry workshops and more to look forward to. Visit our pop up community library and experience what we do. Bag your favorite books and support the library movement.

Music and Association Workshop
Sikanderpur  •  September 1, 2019  •  3pm to 4.30pm

Sound Anthropologist Sebanti Chaterjee will take participants through a journey of memory associations with music. The aim is to document the narratives from the shared anecdotes to create a treasure box of music and association.

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Books In Collection




Read Alouds In One Year


Books Issued In One Year
The Community Library Project
Ramditti J R Narang Deepalaya Learning Center
B-65, Panchsheel Vihar,
Delhi, India
Illustrations provided by Priya Kurien.
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