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Advancing development of library practitioners
November 10, 2017

NT KURIOCITY The ‘Parag’ initiative of Tata Trusts and Goa-based Bookworm Trust recently announced the successful conclusion of a first-of-its-kind Library Educator’s Course (LEC) for professional development of library practitioners. The event was presided over by Minister for Art and Culture Govind Gawde. A professional development course, the LEC has been developed by Tata Trusts, […]

My Initial Experiences at Bookworm
October 28, 2017

For two years I passed by this unassuming red building named Bookworm. I never thought of entering, thinking that it was only a children’s library (my loss). My journey at Bookworm started when a friend, Krystle, who works with them told me about the work they did and asked whether I would be interested in […]

Of worlds beyond my own
October 19, 2017

“Come with me where dreams are born, and time is never planned…” – Peter Pan Fantasy as a genre has always been my favorite; fantasy books are the ones I come back to again and again, the ones I read and reread, the ones I analyze to the point of memorization and the ones I […]

LiS Experience
October 17, 2017

Our Libraries in Schools Program (LiS) provides age appropriate books to children through a weekly library session in schools. We use storytelling and various story related activities to encourage reading, thinking and literacy. These sessions include grade appropriate books for browsing, discussions, songs, story related games, read aloud story time, story linked extension activities and […]

Questions and Answers
October 8, 2017

So, Bookworm continues to reside in popular memory as a children’s library. A hole – in – the – wall that has some books for lending. No questions asked here. As awareness increases and one begins to understand the scale of our outreach work and the number of children who get a systematic, creative library […]

Non Fiction books
October 1, 2017

As part of our Libraries in School Program (LiS), it has been our endeavor to develop a love for books and reading in children. This also means exposing them to various types of books in various ways. This year, as part of our LiS syllabus, we had decided that we would add a new unit […]

A Non Reader Amongst Readers – HELP !
September 28, 2017

Before joining Bookworm, I always thought that food, clothing and shelter are the basic needs of people. But I realise I was quite wrong. Before my time here, I have been in the company of people who spoke about T.V and its contents, Face Book and the posts on FB and all sorts of entertainment […]

The First Five Weeks
September 12, 2017

I joined Bookworm on 31 July, a Monday. I was quite nervous – I had met some of the team earlier and they were IMPRESSIVE. The Monday Morning Meeting (3M?) was full of banter and bonhomie. As with all organisations, in-house acronyms were flying all over the place – RAT, BT, RA, HRA (not house […]

As I was going through the selection of “Award Winning Books” I saw this book and started reading it. I liked the book very much because it was about two Ducks looking for a place to settle down in a city. Ducks are adorable creatures and I liked them as characters in the story. The […]

The book was recommended to me by Anandita as she felt that it was a very nice book. The cover page of this book was what tempted me to finally start reading it. The theme of this book is “Gender”. I went online to find out more about the author, illustrator and the book itself. […]

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