A school without a library is unthinkable these days. It must have books on various subjects, newspapers, journals and magazines. Students, especially those who want to add to their knowledge, go to the library in their vacant periods and study. They gain in general knowledge as well.
My school also has a big library. It is housed in a big hall. There are many almirahs in it. Each almirahs has books on one subject only. Books are arranged serial-wise.
Every student is given a card so that the librarian could issue books against the card. No student can keep a book for more than fourteen days. Defaulters are fined at the rate of Re. 1 per day.
On one side of the library hall there are long tables and benches. Students sit there and read newspapers, journals and magazines. Some take down notes. Nobody is permitted to talk to disturb others.
Every class has one library period once a week. Students are supposed to go to the library in that period and study. The library also has reference and text books. They are to be studied in the library itself. The calm and quiet atmosphere of the library helps students to read attentively.
The school librarian is a trained and qualified person with experience. He gives advice to students on the choice of books. He carries his duty well and is of great help to students. We find him busy all the time. He advises students not to spoil books by scribbling on or tearing off pages.
Books add a lot to our knowledge. They are our best friend. Our school library is very important to us.