10 Good Reasons Why School Needs A Library

1. Library improves student’s outcomes. Collection of books enriches reading and learning programmes.

2. Library provides research place to the users.

3. Library is the only place in an academic institution which offers serene atmosphere to speculate, reflect and browse the treasure of knowledge that is BOOKS.

4. For many people reading is a very good stress buster. Library provides a variety of options to choose from and it inculcates reading habits in the learners.

5. Library is a knowledge hub, where people can find resources and enhance their knowledge. People find this point irrelevant, arguing that “google” gives a bigger and better knowledge hub. If that was the case then all the schools and libraries will close and people will learn only from Google and Youtube. No doubt these are good sources of information but the kids cannot be left alone with these search engines and entertainment channels. Human intervention and guidance is very much required and that can be provided either by teachers, parents or librarians only.

6. Library helps people know different culture and languages. The collection of books, magazines and journals brings stories/ articles from different parts of the world and people come to know about different communities, their culture, economic aspects and various other features.

7. With the help of resources in the libraries, the teachers can plan their UOI in a better way. They can present a bigger picture in front of the students which helps the students to learn and understand better.

8. Library helps to bring people together who can collaborate and work together towards a common goal.

9. Library teaches you how to be organized. Being organized is something one should develop as a skill and implement these skills in one’s everyday life. Library teaches you these skills. Library teaches you to follow the queue system, the arrangement of books teaches you how to keep your things well arranged at home or offices, because by keeping things in a systematic way, helps you locate the things easily and quickly.

10. Library embodies the principles of ‘learner agency’ — students having the independence to choose their own reading and to find resources help them develop their interests and strengths at their own pace.

Yatin Dengri
Librarian IBDP and Sr Wing

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3 Responses

  1. I totally agree with your amazing piece of writing. A school library provides and promotes quality reading resources to develop and sustain in students the habit of reading for pleasure and to enrich students’ intellectual, aesthetic, cultural and emotional growth. DPSG library plays a great role in the life of students by serving as the store house of knowledge.My own daughter , passes out in 2018 ,performed wonderfully well with 97 % marks during 12 th class board examination by reading various books issued by the library of the school. Congratulations for publishing this blog . Regards

  2. Ritu Diwan says:

    As it is said that there are only two ways to know this world, either you travel the world or read.
    This adage in itself describes the importance of reading. It is a habit best cultivated during growing years. Libraries are so under-rated these days. In earlier times people used to visit public libraries to read but the internet age has put an end to that culture, at least in metropolitan cities. So a good school library really becomes important in this case. It can help cultivate the reading habit and inculcate values in kids that they will cherish forever.
    I would also like to touch upon another aspect that how a library teaches responsibility. When a kid borrows a book, he knows he has to return it in the same condition. This inculcates a sense of responsibility in them. Also they understand that what they will preserve today will serve someone else tomorrow. This is the basis of human life.
    We can’t emphasize enough on the organizational skills mentioned in point no 9. Tomorrow whatever a person becomes, organizational skills are must to have. These skills always keep you a step ahead of the crowd.
    The more you read
    The more you know
    The more you learn
    and more places you will go….

    The moment we are able to persuade a child to enter a library, we change their lives and perspective for eternity.
    As the greatest scientist of our times Mr. Albert Einstein said:
    “The only thing that you have to absolutely know is the location of a library.”

    With this thought, I would like to congratulate the school on having this wonderful blog.

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