Kolkata Gets Its First Ever Young Readers Boat Library
Kolkata gets its first boat children's library, over 500 books available
Kolkata has got its very first boat library on Republic Day. The West Bengal Transport Corporation in collaboration with a heritage book store launched the children’s library, the first of its kind initiative. Children will be able to choose from a selection of 500 titles in English and Bengali from the boat library.
West Bengal Transport Corporation, Apeejay Anand Children’s Library and European Settlements Boat Ride Kolkata present the launch of Kolkata Young Reader’s Boat Library today 10 AM to 11:30 AM. @TransportWest#apeejaygroup #YoungReaders #BoatLibrary pic.twitter.com/LWpCyAn4Il
— The AKLF (@TheAKLF) January 25, 2021
As reported by sources to Hindustan Times, The idea behind the boat library is that one can read books while appreciating the beauty of Kolkata, cruising on the Hooghly river. The boat library would take people on a three-hour-long trip. The trip will start at Millenium Park and the boat will travel all the way to Belur Math jetty and return.
He further added that there will be three trips undertaken in all weekdays. The boat will also have a free wifi facility. The cost of the trip will be around ₹100 for adults and ₹50 for children. The library will be hosting activities like storytelling, poetry sessions, book launches and many more soon.