With the hope of creating an impact by reviving reading culture we have started a small free street library project at Mission Compound Colony, Phek Town, Nagaland, India.
The street library project ‘PICK A BOOK’ is also serving our community uplifting young people spend time reading books and help them fight against the maniac used of social media, gaming addiction and substantial use of drugs and alcohol.
One of the key objective behind the project is to enhance the literacy rate in the state starting at grassroots level by encouraging students community to read books by giving them easy access, affordable and availability of book materials round the clock.
Now, our street library is not just a street library but a community space where both young and old people visit to read, interact, exchange ideas and discuss about community wellbeing.
In recent people from hometown and from various parts of Nagaland has started visiting our street library to see how it has been installed and how it is functioning.
At present we have around 70 books in our street library. Some readers come to read and also donate books.
Our street library is jointly managed by the founder and Mission Compound Colony Youth Association (MCCYA).