DOORSTEP SERVICE FOR TEMPORARILY DISABLED – Kota Library’s unique initiative to increase the mass reader base

Kota, May 22, 2024 — The Government Divisional Public Library Kota has launched a new service specifically for those who are temporarily disabled as part of a ground-breaking initiative to celebrate National Public Library Day. This is the first service of its sort in Rajasthan and is intended to provide books directly to people in recovery from illnesses, fractures, and other similar problems.

Divisional Librarian Dr Deepak Kumar Shrivastava announced the programme, emphasising that its goal is to offer bibliotherapy—a therapeutic use of books—to reduce stress and encourage healing during periods of recuperation. “Our goal is to ensure that no one is deprived of the joy and comfort that reading can bring, especially when they are going through a difficult time,” he said.

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DOORSTEP SERVICE FOR TEMPORARILY DISABLED – Kota Library’s unique initiative to increase the mass reader base

Volunteers such as Mr. Narendra Kumar Sharma Public Library Activist and Bigul Jain Retd. Deputy Chief Engineer Thermal Project have kindly offered their assistance to this admirable cause, guaranteeing that readers who are temporarily impaired receive their books in a timely and considerate manner. “It’s heartening to see our community come together to support each other in times of need,” Sharma said.

Inspired by the successful concept of the TS State Central Library in Chandigarh, this new service aims to provide the people of Kota with an equally great impact. The programme encourages literacy while also building a sense of community and support by bringing library services into the homes of less fortunate individuals.


The Kota Public Library’s new programme, the first of its kind in Rajasthan, is expected to become a symbol of optimism and a monument to the strength of community-driven assistance during difficult times.