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SAMAGRATHA LIBRARY
Samagratha Library is a public Library. The goal of the Library is to contribute to the educational and cultural development of the population of Honavar especially the youth and the children through the promotion and enhancement of reading habit and wholesome leisure activities. It offers the following services to its clientele:
  • Reading room facilities
  • Book lending
  • Creative and leisure activities for children and youth
  • Internet facilities
The Library has a collection of periodicals and the book collection is grouped into references, textbooks and the general collection. There is a separate junior and children section.
The Library was started on 24th September 1990 and it has been serving the people of Honavar for the past eighteen years. In the beginning it was established a reading room where people of Honavar, especially the students, could come to consult books, periodicals and newspapers. The objective was to encourage further education, to create good reading habits, to create a cultural environment and to develop, and widen the human and cultural horizons of the people. In 1993 it started reading cum lending Library which had differen t types of books: Novels, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Religious, cultural, college text books, Magazines, journals , newspapers and other educational books.

In View of the need of having a legal entity in the state of Karnataka as Sarpi is registered in Mumbai (Maharashtra Stare) In 1997 Samagratha (Solidarity) was formed on 4th February 1997 as a legal entity. In 1999 the name Sarpi Library has been changed to Samagratha Library.

The timing of the library has been 9 am to 7pm Monday to Saturday. There is one person Incharge , 2 full time librarians, one part time and one maintenance staff. The readers come from varied age groups students, professionals, retired people, housewives all make use of the services of the library. The library organises different cultural and educational activities for the readers and thus foster unity and relations between the readers.
The direct (clientele) beneficiaries of the Library Services are:
  • 259 subscribed members of the library
  • 50 children taking part in the educational and leisure activities organized by the Library
  • 15 youth in the "Film Club" initiated by the Library
Majority of the library users are college students and the others are coming from varied section of the population such as professionals, housewives, shopkeepers and businessmen. A few children are subscribed as members.

Indirectly educational institutions such as high schools and the college benefit from the library services as it is use by the students as a resource center and venue for doing their research work and homework as required by their curriculum. A few schools require their students to come to the Library as part of their educational exposure programmes.

As the only Library of this kind existing in the town, the taluka in itself is benefiting from the presence of the library as it raises its position in terms of availability of quality educational and cultural centers for its population.

SARPI Society for the Advancement of the Rural People of India

SARPI Society for the Advancement of the Rural People of India

SARPI Society for the Advancement of the Rural People of India

SARPI Society for the Advancement of the Rural People of India
Donations can be made in the name of : SARPI (Honavar)