National Library Week Celebrations, Nov 2013
In November 2013, Hippocampus School Services – in association with Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan – celebrated National Library Week (Nov 14-20) with schools across India. Aimed at celebrating the enchanting space that is the library, Hippocampus’ two-week celebrations (Nov 14-29; an extra week because we didn’t want the fun to end so quickly) brought in a wave of literary energy into schools across India. Schools partnering with Hippocampus for NLW received fun ideas to increase vibrancy in the library, posters to brighten up the school library and corridors, visits from amazing authors and illustrators, opportunities to participate in three nation-wide contests, and so on. Through photographs, emails and excited phone calls, librarians from different corners of the country told the team at Hippocampus how much the NLW celebrations had contributed to promoting reading for joy in each of their schools.
For more details on Hippocampus’ National Library Week celebrations, log on to http://nationallibraryweek.in/
The Active Library Workshop Series
In 2013, Hippocampus – in collaboration with Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan – designed ‘The Active Library Workshop Series’ to promote a generation of active librarians who can make each library visit a fun and enriching experience for students and teachers alike. The workshops were aimed at equipping the librarians with practical student engagement tools and techniques to support and extend the school curriculum. In 2013, the workshops – titled ‘I love my library’ were conducted in Bangalore, Chennai and Delhi for school librarians and teachers and proved to be a great hit.