My School Library Essay
Reading books and stories is one of the best hobbies anyone can have. We should read good books every day to gain more knowledge. They not only educate you but also mould you as a person. However, not everyone can buy books. In that case, one should borrow the books from the library and read it.
My school has quite a large library. It has a variety of good reading material. It has plenty of books on various subjects right from academics to sports, art and crafts, many novels and poetry books from famous authors.
It also has newspapers and magazines. All the academic-related books are appropriately arranged in the wooden racks according to their subjects. But the storybooks and novels are set according to the name of the author.
There are two reading rooms in our library. One for primary school students, which is called the junior space, and one for secondary school students and teachers, which is called the senior room. I love our junior reading room.
It has colourful walls with cartoon and mythological characters painted on it, making the room feel fresh and cosy. The reading room for seniors is painted grey with quotations from great authors written on the walls.
Both rooms have big tables and many chairs. We can sit there and read books or study during the daytime. Our library is a tranquil place, and we are supposed to maintain silence in the library to have a peaceful study environment.
However, to borrow books, one needs a library card. A library card has all the required details such as your name, photo and grade in which you are currently in. Students can borrow one book at a time for a week. But teachers can borrow three books for one month. It costs nothing to borrow the book, but one needs to pay the fine in case the book is stained, lost or if not returned in time.
Our librarian is a kind, knowledgeable and smart woman. She has made our library a welcoming place. She is very organized and looks after the library very well. She is very keen about maintaining discipline in the library.
She’s always helpful when it comes to choosing the right books. She regularly tells us to take care of the books and not to spoil them. She says books are our best companions, and we can never feel lonely if you love reading. We learn a lot from good books.
Each class has its dedicated library period once a week. This is when you can go to the library to borrow and return books, or to extend the deadline if you haven’t finished reading it. We also have a reading club!
Senior students from the club hold a weekly storybook reading session for junior students. When I go to high school, which is from grade seven onwards, I too would love to read for my junior school mates and inspire them to want to read with fluency.
I am so fond of reading that not only do I read during the library period, but I also spend my free time in the school library. My friends call me a bookworm. Until last year I used to read only mythological stories.
However, the librarian suggested me a science fiction book named Preshit by Indian astrophysicist, Dr. Jayant Naralikar. Since then, I have been into reading science fiction a lot. I am a big fan of Dr. Jayant Naralikar and Madeline Engle.
Recently our school has purchased two computers for our library. One of them is for our librarian so that she doesn’t have to write down the details of borrowed books and borrowers. Now, she scans your library card and a barcode, which is on the book, and other information appears automatically on the computer screen.
The other computer is for students and teachers. The computers are connected to the internet. So, students can search up the required information on google, access eBooks and much more. Our librarian helps students use a specific app or website and to do research.
I love every bit of my school, but the library is the place that I love the most. A peaceful, vast library is an integral part of every school community as it helps to learn beyond the textbooks.
It is a student’s right to have a well-equipped library as part of their school. After all, education is a life long process and should never be solely limited to textbooks.