In Srinagar, a network of libraries with 45,000 books, 6 lac online

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The Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary on Saturday said that a network of libraries with 45,000 books has been set up in Srinagar.

“Reading and writing has always been intrinsic to cultural life of Srinagar. We’ve set up a network of libraries with 45,000 books,” tweeted Chaudhary.

He further added: “The one in Bagh-e-Mehtab is among five more coming up besides open libraries. In addition to 45,000 books, 6 lakh online books/resources are being made available.”

Chaudhary said that the libraries have been designed to reflect the local culture, including carpeted floors with cushions for seating.

“There are special sections for senior citizens and children. Arrangements for career counselling have also been made,” he added.

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