Rebuilding flood affected Libraries in Kerala through public participation
Rebuilding the Libraries that are partially or fully destroyed in Kerala Floods using crowd funds!
By: One Library Per Village
The mobile apps associated with this campaign #BookBucketChallenge, help users to locate the nearest local library and also guide them in donating books & educational materials. This campaign aims to convert Libraries into collaborative learning center and local co-working area for all age group of people.
The Trivandrum MP, Author and former international civil servant, Dr.Shashi Tharoor a strong supporter of this campaign mentioned in his tweet , "More than 228 Libraries partially or fully destroyed in #KeralaFloods. Lakhs of books lost. "One Library Per Village" campaign by promoters of #BookBucketChallenge organizing #RebuildLibrary campaign across Kerala: http://www.savelibrary.in & http://www.olpv.org/
Other aim of this campaign is to preserve good hard copy books for future generation. Many houses have large volume of books that lying untouched and getting destroyed. Many of these books are not in print or available in market. These books have to be brought to Local Libraries. Connemara Public Library, Chennai is willing to compensate and award the donors of the rare books, first editions valuable books and palm leaf manuscripts said Sujai G Pillai founder of One Library Per Village.
In 2015, One Library Per Village organized #SaveLibrary campaign in Tamil Nadu and raised 50 Lakh rupees worth books to compensate the lose occurred due to Chennai Floods. More details available in www.olpv.org website or download #RebuildLibrary apps at http://bit.ly/