copy-right-670D I KHAN (APP): The district administration has planned to arrange as many as 8,000 more books for the Mufti Mehmood public Library to promote book- reading culture among the citizen of the district.
According to official source the administration’s efforts to provide a set of 8,000 different books worth Rs 4 million to the library had yielded result as the provincial government had approved the plan as part of measures to promote quality education among the students to effectively face contemporary and future challenges.
The commissioner has also directed the concerned authorities to extend timings from 8 am to 8pm for the Library in order to provide maximum time to the citizen to the visit and read more books of their choice, adds the source.
The official said the commissioner during his visit had urged for taking solid measures to equip the facility with all basic facilities including additional water pumps, adding funds would be provided to carry out the repair work and ensure all those facilities on the premises of the library.
The source added the commissioner said solar panels were needed to be provided in order to extend relief to the readers especially during power loadshedding hours.
During the briefing the commissioner was also informed the membership of the readers was gradually increasing and now it stood at 1000, hoping more facilities would give boost to the number of readers.
It was told the Library had a stock of 17,000 books with a spacious hall which had be capacity to accommodate 250 people to attend any programme.
He was informed the charges of Rs8000 for holding any programme in the hall should be reduced to encourage organizations to hold their functions there.
The commissioner underlined the need for hiring services of female staff for the female and children section of the Library.

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