The library is one of the most important places of a school. We have a well-stocked library, which can be used by students and teachers alike. The library of a school acts as a storehouse of knowledge.
My school has an excellent and well set-up library. There are different types of books in the library. These books are costly and the students get the opportunity to read such rich treasures of wisdom.
It consists of a large hall filled with shelves, bookstands and furniture. The room is airy and spacious. More than seventy students can use it at the same time.
My school library is divided into three sections: (i). General Book’s section (ii).Student’s Reading Room (iii). Teacher’s Reference Section.
In one section the books of general interest have been stocked, while the other contains newspapers, journals and reference and other text books. Our library contains nearly 15,000 books like -literature, history; science, mathematics etc. are some of them. There are also novels, classics and Encyclopedias etc. which is a real help for students. Our schools subscribes to some of the best newspapers, journals and magazines from all over the world.
Every year the school purchases a good number of books. Each shelf contains a particular category of books. The stories section is the most sought after section of the library.
Good library encourages students to seek knowledge on their own. They instill in the young minds, the habit of reading, which will stand them in good stead in the future. The reference section helps them to clear their doubts while the reading room makes them conversant with the current affairs and day-to-day events of their country as well as of the whole world.
Students can consult various books and make academic notes. In this way, they can prepare themselves for examination.
Every class has one library period in a week. We can issue any book we like, except for the reference books. Fines are imposed for spoiling the book or for returning it late. During exams we can sit for longer periods in the library.
Books can really prove to be the best friends of man. They can increase his knowledge as provide pleasurable reading. But we must never write on them or teer their pages. The library then will become our favorite place in the school.
General rules of School Library: There are certain rules of the school library.
- Maintain silence: The first rule is the golden rule of silence. While studying in the reading room, students are not permitted to talk or disturb others in any way.
- Careful handling of books: Besides this rule of silence, students are to handle the books carefully. Students are not to deface or damage the books lent to them.