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 
Read more about the student council

From Our Journal

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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Why India Needs A Library Movement

Tushar pushes against weight. He might be eight or nine years old, wiry, muscled. He has a large head with lashes of disproportionate length, even for his large eyes. He insists he will read “this book,” and only “this book.” On this day, “this book” is the thickest of the volumes in the Harry Potter series […]

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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.

The YP Foundation Event
Sikanderpur  •  July 14, 2019  •  11.30am to 1.30pm

Members who have been rehearsing for two weeks under the guidance of The YP Foundation team will present a Nukkad Natak on the day. “Know your body, know your rights,” is the theme of the event. There will be a display of writings and drawings on consent, violence and gender rules. Members will also recite […]

Photography Camp
Sikanderpur  •  July 14, 2019  •  3pm to 6pm

Falak Choksi of Naz Foundation will conduct a photography camp for members at TCLP Sikanderpur. The camp consists of sessions at the library as well as field trips.

Urdu Classes at Sikanderpur
Sikanderpur  •  July 9, 2019  •  5pm to 6pm

Dr. Kamlesh Lathey continues her weekly Urdu Classes with new additions to the batch in past weeks.

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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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