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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 […]

WE ARE HIRING!
April 28, 2017

Interested in working with our Libraries in Schools program? Email your cv to careers@bookwormgoa.in. Candidates from in and around Panjim are preferred. Frequently Asked Questions What are the qualifications required for the opening? We are looking graduates and postgraduates in any discipline with an interest in working with books and children in a library based […]

Colour struck Bookworms
April 28, 2017

I have assisted in a couple of workshops and camps in the past but a lead?? This was my first. I love to draw and paint. I have used my gift of art as a stress buster, as a way to express my happiness, as a way to suppress my anger. But never had I […]

Library Educator’s Course Experience
April 23, 2017

When I was first asked if I wanted to do the Library Educator’s Course, I felt excited at the opportunity to learn more about library work. I was also a bit apprehensive about managing my work and the course simultaneously. But Sujata, my director, put all my fears to rest when she told me that […]

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 […]

A Rainforest in Chimbel
April 10, 2017

A weekend library session was scheduled into my day. I would be at our community library room in Chimbel and it would be weeks since I was there, so I was excited and curious to experience the sessions we do at the library through our library educators. The story chosen was The Great Kapok Tree, […]

Thankfulness
April 6, 2017

From our community library in Cacra yesterday, the 5th of April… Abhay who came right before the story, was adamant on going to the beach so I sort of changed the extension idea I had conceptualised at the end of the story. Our story was Dakia the Mailman, a beautifully illustrated book by A. Ramachandran […]

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 […]

Dreams
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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