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Bookworm conducts library audits, consultancy and offers training programs
Professional Development
Winners of Goa State Best Library Award
A comprehensive lending library for children of all ages and abilities
Library & Resource Center
Setting up school libraries in under-resourced schools...
Libraries in Schools
Taking libraries to children in under-privileged communities
Mobile Outreach Program
Action Research

We conduct action research to understand factors affecting literacy

Assessment Tools

We built assessment tools for impact assessments

Resource Materials

We design and develop resource materials for libraries

Professional Development

We provide workshops and training for NGOs

Library Consultancy

We consult and mentor libraries

Curated Books

One of India’s best collections of Children’s books

20000
books in collection
3300
beneficiaries
1300
read-alouds in a year
30000
books issued in a year

About Us

Bookworm Trust was founded on 2014 after nine years of Bookworm begin established as a small partnership firm. In the nine years of ‘pilot’ work, Bookworm demonstrated that there was a deep need to take library work to deserving communities, to spread the joy of reading and also to enhance critical literacy skills amongst children in Goa.

The Trust was settled by Elaine Mendonsa a partner in Bookworm and is presently managed by three Trustees. The Trustees have reposed all working responsibility with Sujata Noronha, who is the present Director.

From our blog

Library Educator’s Course Experience
April 23, 2017

When I was first asked if I wanted to do the Library Educator’s Course, I felt excited at the opportunity to learn more about library work. I was also a bit apprehensive about managing my work and the course simultaneously. But Sujata, my director, put all my fears to rest when she told me that […]

Of Pages and Books; of Pen and Ink
April 22, 2017

Open me a book and carry me into its reaches, whisk and frisk deep into its words that dance in front of my eyes, swirling and twirling into images, reassuring, questioning, soothing and enlightening, trailing sparks of nuances that cling to memory long after the page is turned. By books we escape, by books we […]

An Open House
April 20, 2017

Ruth Krauss in her book Open House for Butterflies illustrated with Maurice  Sendak  writes, Everybody should be quiet Near a little stream and listen Today, I had that joy, not near a stream but within the library – my idea of a stream and I listened to the excited voices of 45 school teachers and […]

Defining libraries
March 23, 2017

If one looks at the dictionary meaning of ‘library’ it reads as a  ‘room where books are kept’ or ‘a commercial establishment lending books for a fixed fee.’   A conceptual understanding that most people have about a library- including me. When I was asked to observed one of the MOP (Mobile Outreach Program) sessions conducted by […]

Dreams
March 23, 2017

Another episode in the series of the Bookworm Mobile Outreach Program, was on it’s way to Chimbel after rigorous planning by Krystle, Terence and I. As always, we were greeted with 3-4 children running behind our bikes right as we entered the the doors of the closely knit community of Indiranagar. The book chosen for […]

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From Read- Aloud to Listen – Quietly
March 18, 2017

Written by Krystle and Terence Read Aloud – a practice of bringing stories alive by reading from the text, is a significant ​ practice of ​ the Mobile Outreach Program (MOP) of Bookworm. Many children of various ages come to the various mobile library sites not just to borrow books, but also to listen to […]

Booktalking with technology
February 28, 2017

I met the students and faculty of Hongirana School for Excellence on a Library Audit visit late last year. Hongirana School is situated close to Sagar town and has the biodiversity of the Western Ghats with the school surrounded by nature. Within this school, rests a beautiful library building that our team had the joy […]

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Contact Us

Address: C/17, 266, Santissmo Vaddo, (Near St. Michael’s Church), Taleigao, Goa – 403002, India

 

E-mail: mail@bookwormgoa.in

 

Phone: (+91) 9823222665 / (0832) 2451233

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