MY SCHOOL LIBRARY ESSAY
Bread and butter may satisfy our biological hunger, but to quench the intellectual thirst we have to rely upon the storehouse of knowledge where one can get the brimming bowls of knowledge i.e. a huge collection of books, journals, newspapers, etc. What else than a library can prove such a storehouse?
A library is a room or building that holds together books, pamphlets, magazines, newspapers, cassettes, and videos. These products are called the inventory of the library. You can find all types of information in the inventory. A library might be big or tiny. Some people believe that libraries need to be big to operate well, but that is not the case. There are fewer than 200 books in many secondary schools and even fewer in most primary schools. To make the greatest use of school books you need to closely organize them, and setting up a library is the best way to do that.
Being reputed in catering to the all-round needs of its students, my school affords a full-fledged library for the benefit of its students and teachers. It contains books on English, Mathematics, Physical Science, Social Science, Urdu Persian, and Arabic. It has books on travel and adventure, history and geography, culture and civilization. It also possesses many storybooks, novels, general studies, books on current affairs, etc. The library room is quite spacious and airy. The almirahs containing books are arranged all along the walls. The walls of the room are decorated with portraits, charts, and maps. The photos and statues of great poets, renowned authors, historians, scientists, and national leaders give it an impressive look. There is a big and long table in the center of the room and chairs are placed all around it. Students sit and study here. There are hoardings arranged on one side which bear the writing, “Silence Please”, “Talk Less and Read Much” etc.
My school library is managed by the school librarian and an attendant. The librarian himself is a well-read person. He is a perfect gentleman He helps the students in selecting good and useful books.
My school has an optimal library room. There is perfect silence in the library room and both the students and teachers can study with ease and without any disturbance. The room is very large and airy. It has sufficient windows that provide excellent light and ventilation for reading. In the corner of the room, there are pillows and mats that have been placed for leisure reading.
My school library has stood in good stead to all of the students in enriching their knowledge and in developing in them quest to learn more and more.
The school administration is very much interested in the further development and expansion of the library. It is hoped that it will be a unique one in the near future. It will be a model to inspire other educational institutions to establish such ideal libraries.
In schools, the library is important to build on the interest of students in books. It is essential to provide information books which support students’ studies as well as continuing to develop students’ reading skills for life.