Tamil Nadu govt launches ‘Friends of Library’ programme

The ‘Friends of Library’ programme, under which books would be directly given to those who are unable to access state-run libraries, was introduced by the Tamil Nadu government. The project will be helpful to people with disabilities, seniors, kids, and hospital in-patients, among others, who are unable to visit a library. Volunteers will hand over the books to such people from the libraries.The programme will involve 2,500 libraries in its initial phase, including 31 district libraries.