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Learning through questions
February 21, 2018

This New Year, questions about how children could manage school, tuition classes, house chores and still manage to come to the library sessions, were at the back of my mind. Would books more closely related to their school subjects, satisfy their conceptual needs for academics, as well as draw more children into the world of […]

Children’s Library unconference 2018
February 18, 2018

Written by Joanne Saldanha The excitement started in late December, when an email from Sujata bore news of the Children’s Library unConference 2018. Having absorbed, learnt and grown (at least that’s what I think!), so much during the Library Educators Course, it was absolutely a no-brainer to attend the unConference. A message went out on […]

My journey at Bookworm
February 16, 2018

I first came to know about Bookworm through Deepa – she said “Take Eli to Bookworm Library they run a really nice session for children on Saturday morning”. We had just moved to Goa and I was eager to get Eli to interact with other children. Eli did enjoy his PSM session but I think […]

Jumble GQ ( Giving Quotient )
February 5, 2018

Without children there would have been no library programs   Without library programs there would have been no Bookworm   Without Bookworm there would have been no Bookworm team   Without Bookworm team there would have been no Jumble Sale   Without the Jumble Sale there would have been no space hunting   Without the […]

Bookworm Jumble Sale 2018: the place to be!
February 1, 2018

It seems to be a tradition for the library to be thrumming with a cauldron of high strung nerves, high end energy, combined with immense anticipation and excitement, during the month of January. The reason of course, being: the Jumble Sale. During this month, we are as likely to be bombarded by shouts and loud […]

An Interview with Sakshi Sunil Mayenkar
January 30, 2018

Q: When did you join Bookworm and in what role? SSM: I joined BW on the 31st of August 2015 as a library assistant supporting the LiS program.   Q: Did you have any expectations when you joined and how have they changed? SSM : I wondered if I would be able to work because […]

Memoirs in the Library
January 29, 2018

This year I have the joy of teaching a small group of young adults at the library. A group of five middle schoolers who are on the threshold of being swept into the undercurrent of literature and life. Being a group in an open program with an open educator, we have the freedom to choose […]

Sow an Act, reap a Habit
January 27, 2018

“Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!” — A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943 We have a new space at Bethesda Life Centre. The room is open and spacious and devoid of furniture. No chairs, no benches, no tables; just the four walls and huge open windows. We sit on […]

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