Connecting school librarians and school libraries
The Library Media Centre at Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India celebrated the World Book and Copyright Day 2010 with competitions, an exhibition and an author meet from 22 to 24 April. There were bookmark designing and book review writing competitions and an exhibition of books written by William Shakespeare, whose birth and death day falls on 23 April, which was declared as World Book and Copyright Day by UNESCO in 1995.
In the author meet held on 24 April, Dr. Vilakkudy Rajendran, Malayalam writer and former Editor and Assistant Director of Kerala Language institute interacted with the students on books, reading, copyright and libraries. He asserted the importance of books in one's life and asked the students to become the guardians of one's own language.
The activities of Reader's Club for the year 2010-'11 were also formally inaugurated by Mr. Rajendran. He distributed the prizes to the competition winners. The function was falicitated by B.N.Mishra, Vice Principal, V.Joseph, Head Master and Dr.
K G. Ajith Kumar, Vice Chairman, Parent Teachers Association of the school.