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Out growing my Pre- School Group
June 20, 2017

Over the last three years, the Preschool Morning at Bookworm has been one of my most enjoyable responsibilities. Preschool mornings are held every Saturday come what may….unless of course it is a public holiday. This is an Early Literacy Program that nurtures preschoolers to engage with books to inculcate a love for books and reading. […]

Of Storytelling; By a Storyteller
June 10, 2017

‘The greatest art in the world is the art of storytelling….’ With a few lines dramatized to perfection, and delivered in bold and confident strokes, Raj had all of us captive. Our ears and minds absorbed each word from her mouth, as they spoke through different characters; each pause pregnant with expectation. The captive audience […]

Press feature: For the love of reading
May 29, 2017

Bookworm in Goa is a creative space of constant and thoughtful engagement A library appears the most innocuous of spaces, and a children’s library doubly so. But Sujata Noronha, the director of Goa’s Bookworm Trust, knows differently. “Literacy is about reading the world, and not just the word,” she paraphrases Paulo Freire, the Brazilian educator, […]

Summer serendipity
May 28, 2017

Written by Meenakshi Menon An academic requirement it was. So it shall be written; so it shall be done. Cecil deMille immortalised this universal tenet in the biblical classic and I suddenly realised, cocooned in the comfort of campus life at Fergusson College that my time too had arrived to comply with the challenging task […]

Indian Public Library Movement  came up with a basic spoken English course, ‘Basic Learning Practice: Easy way to learn English’.  It contains a exercise book and CDs with audio files that are the references for the exercises. The course material was initiated by the Indian Public Library Movement through it’s network of Public Libraries and […]

Stitching in the park
May 19, 2017

Every summer, Bookworm privileges working with needle and thread as a way to keep the craft alive but also to collaborate around stitching. In the past, Bookworm has initiated ‘godri’ – quilts as a collaborative initiative as well as collaborative story panels – using motifs hand stitched by various people around memory and story. Bookworm […]

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 […]

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