A Two-way Street

A Two-way Street

The Parag libraries in Yadgir district of Karnataka are inviting community into the libraries and making it an inclusive space.

Case Study Gajendra Raut 2018


Reimagining Libraries and Library Educators

Parag’s Library Educators’ Course (LEC) imagines the library as an open and vibrant space, where children build a relationship with books and reading. LEC enables alumni to strengthen their library practice and make changes that will impact children’s reading experiences positively.

Case Study Nitu Singh 2018

Case Studies

Riyaaz Academy – New Narrative for Children’s Illustrators

How do illustrators train? What happens during the course of a contact week at the Riyaaz Academy for Illustrators? This photo essay takes a sneak peek into the various aspects of the course.

Case Study Parag 2016


How libraries impact different stakeholders

The schools libraries set up by Parag in Gurmitkal block of Karnataka have impacted not just students, but built the skills of the library facilitators and established the library as an integral part of school education.

Case Study Dakshayani Suresh 2017

Book extension activities engage children and motivate reading in Yadgir

Book extension activities engage children and motivate reading in Yadgir

Carefully designed book extension activities in libraries play a key role in engaging both readers and non-readers. Activities introduce new books and genres, open up discussion and motivate children to reflect on their reading.

Case Study Dakshayani Suresh 2017

Community Libraries in Bhopal – A Space for Everyone

Community Libraries in Bhopal – A Space for Everyone

Parag supported community libraries for the urban poor children in Bhopal have become avenues to connect to books and stories and a platform for children to share their experiences and expressions.

Case Study Shounak Chattopadhyay 2016

Public library services for children – summary of DPL

This case study critically evaluate the role and functioning of selected branches of the Delhi Public Library in providing access to quality children’s literature, and advocating reading and knowledge dissemination among children from diverse backgrounds.

Case Study Parag 2012

Public library services for children – summary of Kolkata libraries

This case study critically evaluates the kind of facilities and services available to children across 10 public libraries in Kolkata. A mix of government funded and private libraries were chosen to study the membership pattern, book collection, reading habits and viability of public libraries.

Case Study Parag 2012

Parag Catalogue

Download our catalogue for a collection of books published by the Trusts’ partners, under picture books, poems, young readers, activity Books and teachers’ resource books categorized according to age and genres.

Reading Lists

Download our Recommended Reading Lists in multiple Indian languages and strengthen your library collection