Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Crowd Sourced library- a healing place

Pushpendra Pandya, the founder of India’s First Crowd Sourced Library talks about bringing together book lovers from many cities including Chenna, in this article written by Priyadarshini Paitandy for The Hindu. 

Via the Hindu:

One man. A room full of books. Enthusiastic book lovers from across the country. What happens when they combine resources? India’s First Crowd Sourced Library (IFCSL) is formed. Pushpendra Pandya from Mumbai started this initiative in October last year. “I realised that words heal loneliness. There are a lot of lonely people around,” says Pandya on what made him come up with this idea. “I used to work at the Rani Baugh Zoo (Mumbai) and feed the crows, squirrel and fish. I made friends with a few elderly gentlemen by offering them my newspaper to read. A few days later I realised they waited for more reading material from me.” That made him think of spreading the joy of reading and keeping up the real book reading experience.

Read the entire article here to see how you can contribute to this endeavour. 

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