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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

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read-alouds in a year
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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

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 […]

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 […]

We are ready for Bookworm Jumble 2017
February 11, 2017

Rumble no grumbles, the jumble is here!!! Sunday 12th February at Indoor Stadium Campal from 9.00 am to sundown. It’s all there in quality quantity and prices to cheer! Come, support this labour of love for reading and access to library programming for all. Please forward this as much as you can. Please!

Taking BOOKS to the doorsteps of CHILDREN!
February 5, 2017

Twelve-year-old Shahnawaz Nadaf is a restless boy. He runs around the small room in Indiranagar, Chimbel which doubles up as the Bookworm Children’s Library pinching and pushing other children. But that is only until the Bookworm resource persons begin the musical circle. Once the singing and the movement begins, Shahnawaz becomes calmer. The restless boy […]

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Contact Us

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




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

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