A library is a room where a collection of books is kept for reading, not for sale. In a school library books are kept on shelves. They are in different languages and deal with a variety of subjects.
The name of our school is M.S. Academy, Tirtol. It is now situated on the Cuttack-Paradeep Road in the district of Jagatsinghpur. Our school has a big library which is housed in a large hall, close to the Headmaster's room. Mr. A.K. Das, a senior teacher of the school, is in charge of the library. He gets an honorarium for his work as a librarian.
There are about ten thousand books in our school library. The books are chiefly in Oriya, English, Hindi, and Bengali and on a variety of subjects such as science, mathematics, history, geography, novels, essays, biographies, autobiographies, literature, and language. Besides these, our school library subscribes to the Oriya daily The Samaj', the English daily The Statesman', and two weekly periodicals, one in English and the other in Oriya.
Each class of our school has a small library of its own. We borrow books from both the class and the school libraries. We have a library period every Saturday. We maintain registers wherein we record the names of the books borrowed, the dates of their receipt and return and synopses of the subject matter of the books read. Because of the library service available at school, we get a chance of reading quite a lot of books, magazines, and periodicals. This helps us broaden the horizons of our outlook.
Books are our never-failing friends. If we develop library habits, we will certainly derive pleasure from reading books and fill our minds with noble thoughts. Books help us know and understand the world better and share our thoughts and feelings with others living in it.
Thus our school library serves a useful purpose and, therefore, it is necessary that all the pupils of our school should use it most profitably.