Other Library / Reading Initiatives

Rural Library Foundation

The mission of the Rural Library Foundation is to inculcate the reading habit in the rural children and youth, primarily with the support of a sponsor from each village, and to assist them in enhancing their knowledge as they grow, to become confident, competent, and caring individuals.

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Local Public Library

Objective of this initiative is to provide reading facility to children

Founders - Vibha Kamat, Vaishali Shinde, Sonal Bimal

Location – Mumbai

Email - vibhakamat@gmail.com


School libraries can be the most efficient source of access to literature for a majority of children who are enrolled in schools, but do not have books at home. However, 74% schools do not have functional libraries. Recognizing this need, Tata Trusts launched the Parag initiative in 2005-06. Parag supports the development of, access to, and use of children's literature in Indian languages, to promote reading among children.

Founded by – Tata Trust

Address –

Bombay House,

24, Homi Mody Street,

Mumbai 400 001, India

Contact - +91 - 22 - 6665 8282

Email - talktous@tatatrusts.org

Pratham – Read India

Read India, Pratham's flagship program, was first introduced in 2007 with the objective of improving the reading, writing and basic arithmetic skills of children in the 6-14 age group. The program has evolved over time in response to internal learnings and external evaluations. In the current phase of Read India, the objective is to ensure basic learning outcomes in language and mathematics.


Y.B. Chavan Center, 4th Floor, Gen. J. Bhosale Marg. Nariman Point

Mumbai, Maharashtra-400021

Contact - +91 22 22819561

Email - info@pratham.org

Website - http://www.pratham.org

Granth Yaan

Marathi Granth Sangrahalaya (MGS) has launched a mobile library in Thane to enhance the reading culture. It goes to various places and provides library services to readers near their residence.

Founder / President – M.Y. Gokhale

Address Marathi Granth Sanghrahalay, Station Rd, Juhu Chandan Society, Jambli Naka, Thane West, Thane, Maharashtra 400601

Contact - +91 22 2540 6787

Website - http://granthyan.com

Pratham Books

Pratham books is democratising access to books so that every child can discover the joy of reading. Children who read more, learn better and are more likely to succeed at school as well as in life. Their delightful, engaging storybooks are published in a range of mother tongue languages and formats to get children to read more.

Founders - Madhav Chavan and Farida Lambay


House No. 621, Second Floor,

5th Main, OMBR Layout,

Banaswadi, Bengaluru – 560043,

Karnataka, India

Contact - +91-80-42052574, +91-80-41159009

Email - donateabook@prathambooks.org

Website - www.prathambooks.org

Amway Opportunity Foundation (AFO)

The organisation set up this library as part of its corporate social responsibility programme. It was inaugurated by Yoganand S., Area Manager- Tamil Nadu, Amway India, on April 25. There are over 1,000 books and most of them are for children aged between 6 and 16 years. It caters to the 300 inmates of the orphanage and is also open to outsiders.

Contact person – Yoganand S., Area Manager- Tamil Nadu

Contact - +91 44- 22672236/22673338


To help, educate and empower the underprivileged deserving children to realize their full potential and to promote the different resources and opportunities which will lead to a progressive socio-economic development of society and a better nation.

Founder – Joginder Rohilla


Lakshmamma Layout, Banaswadi

Bahadurgarh, Haryana

Contact - +91 9650504735

Email - connect@khushiyan.org

Website - www.khushiyan.org/sanskriti-lets-be-the-change

Ashoka University- Shanghvi mobile library

Concerned about the rural population’s lack of access to reading and learning, the Shanghvi Library at Ashoka has introduced a mobile library that operates in the villages of Haryana.

Founded by - Ashoka University


Ashoka University, Rajiv Gandhi Education City, Sonipat, Haryana 131029

Contact - +91 130 230 0000

Email - info@ashoka.edu.in

Website - www.ashoka.edu.in/stories/how-three-villages-in-haryana-got-access-to-books-237

DLF Rural Mobile Libraries

Rural Mobile Libraries have been introduced in rural Haryana with the aim of promoting reading habits across a vast section of the rural population.

Founded by - DLF Foundation


DLF Foundation

4th Floor, Gateway Tower,

DLF Cyber City, Phase III,


Contact - +91-124-4769200

Email - dlffoundation@dlf.in

Website - www.dlffoundation.in

Bookspace India Pvt ltd

1 book for 1 week at doorstep

Founders - Prasad Kulkarni and Abhijeet Nakhate


3-4 Silver Arch Apartments, Lane No 3, Dahanukar Colony, Pune, Maharashtra 411038

Contact - +91 84080 20606

Website - https://bookspace.in