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Written by Melcom We welcome visitors to Bookworm, we feel that the best way to experience the library and the work we do, is by visiting us. So, it was our great pleasure to welcome Nirmala Institute Of Education Bachelor of Special Education student s who are doing a course under the guidance of Sujata […]

Libraries in Schools
Shivaji’s Exposure visit to Bookworm
January 19, 2014

We have been waiting for Shivaji a long time. This is Shivaji Godhraj, a gentleman who works hard and quietly in the hilly terrain of Dhadgaon Nandurbar District , Maharashtra. I have been particularly wanting to bring Shivaji to Goa to share our library work with him as he works with an organisation Janarth that […]

Libraries in Schools
Exposure visit to Mumbai
September 30, 2013

As a team at Bookworm, we are constantly given chances to grow and reflect and deepen our understanding of the work we do. In this month, that opportunity came in the form of an exposure visit, to organisations that work with literacy and  children’s literature in Mumbai. And so it was that a 3 person […]

Mumbai Mobile Creches Exposure Visit to Bookworm
March 29, 2013

Mumbai Mobile Creches is a  group that sets up centres for children in rooms on construction sites. They have a creche for the below threes, a preschool for the three to five year olds, a bridge course to support older children enter the local municipal school, and an after-school programme to assist children with their […]

Professional Development
April 8, 2017

To support the growing need for children library professionals in the country, Bookworm with support from Parag (an initiative of the Tata Trusts) offers a Certificate course for Library Educators in English. The course is the first of it’s kind in India and is offered in a blended mode.  In addition to this course offering, […]

Libraries in Schools
2 years of Worming around with Bookworm
October 24, 2013

On 15th of October 2013, I completed my 2 years of working or life with Bookworm, more life than work. Let me start with the usual line that everyone uses “It has been a great learning experience, and an opportunity to grow personally and professionally.” Well it has been, I am not denying it. Quoting […]

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 […]

Report on Library Workshop in Dhadgaon
August 1, 2013

Bookworm was invited to to conduct a Library Training Workshop for the Bal Mitras under the QUEST (Quality Education Support Trust) . Bookworm represented by Sujata, Milan, Niju and Eva (RPs) conducted the workshop for 2. 5 days for 17 Bal Mitras and 7 others (representatives of Janseva Mandal and Janarth Adivasi Vikas Sanstha, QUEST […]

A bright April morning and together with my friend Bindu who is visiting Goa, we drive to Aldona. Aldona is a large village by Goa standards. I have come to understand that Aldona is also a village where its residents want to enrich it here and now. This kind of a sentiment brought Isa to […]

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