It's a worldwide phenomenon that children attend schools to receive formal education. Parents in their pursuit to provide best of classroom education to their children often neglect the extra knowledge that their children require in their growing years. It is beyond the scope of the conventional education system to provide books & resources to the children for gaining the much important insights about the world we live in, our rich cultural heritage and our history.
Parents must help their children by guiding them in the right direction and by bringing them the resources to gain this extra knowledge. When a child attempts to acquire this knowledge by reading books, the child also cultivates a habit of reading.
If the habit of reading is inculcated at an early age, it stays with children throughout their lifetime. Parents who successfully plant this habit in their children can boast of giving an invaluable gift to their children for their lifetime. Reading has been source of knowledge for ages and it prepares children to face the world and life ahead.
As parents move from Bengal to Delhi or Gujarat to Mumbai, books published in their native states or in their mother tongue are often left behind. In metros, it may be difficult, if not impossible, for parents to find children books from their cultures and in their mother tongue. Parents have little access to the books and stories from their youth to pass on to the next generation. Many children may grow up without knowledge of their family's heritage and first language.
A fundamental principle of Meri Library is that children and their families deserve to have access to the books of their culture, as well as the majority culture, history, heritage, world they live in and much more regardless of where they live. According to a paper published in 2005 by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in preparation for the second meeting on the World Summit on the Information Society, "Denial to access to information in one's mother tongue is equivalent to a denial of a human right." The report also concludes, "In terms of pedagogy, how do children learn best? In their mother tongue".
Meri Library is one such endeavour where children have access to books & resources at their doorstep. The understanding of life and knowledge that children acquire from these resources is beyond the scope of formal education. This is a gift that every parent should give to their children, the precious gift that is surely going to have a far reaching effect on their life.
Meri Librarys goal is to build a collection of books that represents all the aspects of life that a child must learn to prepare for the future. Ultimately, Meri Library also aspires to have different cultures and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of their culture.
I always wanted to have my own library. I read a lot. Meri library fulfills that purpose for me. I love it's services and the concept is noble as well as amazing. Getting desired books at doorstep helps a lot. Thank you so much for this service. Wish Meri Library a bright future ahead. Hope Meri Library becomes pioneer in this area soon!!! We really really need these type of services to inculcate good reading habits among children.
Thank you so much for your mail. I'd like to thank you for the wonderful job that you team is doing ad in particular mention that the gentleman who delivers are books is always polite and prompt and very helpful. Sometimes when I want to give additional books to the library, I do realise that it becomes difficult for him to carry, but nonetheless he always has a positive attitude. Thank you so much, and hope you will continue the good work.
I have been associated with your library for 4 years and had a great experience so far. Being an ardent fan of books it has helped me inculcate reading habits in my daughter and nieces.i keep recommending your services to all my acquaintances. Woud request to add recent bestsellers regularlyLooking forward to a great association in future