PUBLIC LIBRARY POONCH SEEKS ATTENTION
A library is a place where many booksare kept. Most libraries are public and let people take the books to use in their home. Most libraries let people borrow books for several weeks. Some belong to institutions, for example, companies, churches, schools, and universities. Also a person’s bookshelvesat home can have many books and be a library. The people who work in libraries are librarians
Library is not merely a store containing the books, instead a treasure of knowledge and place where we attain a mental peace. Library creates conducive environment for the people who want to develop their minds, open up new windows to explore the world and make new friends. A library is of no use until a reader has an easy access and adequate place and environment to go through them. The Public Library, located in Poonch Fort demolished in earthquake in 2005, later shifted to DIC Poonch. More the 13 thousands books retrieved there in stands useless, stink badly, which may cause health hazards for the readers. In several representation to concerned authorities in 2016 and 2017, I put down the issues like #writing-off the retrieved books, scarcity of staff, inadequate infrastructure, Scarcity of #Pahari and #Gojri literature and sought the earlier redressals. Former Deputy Commissioner, Poonch also endorsed my representation and forwarded to the Director Libraries, J&K. But the redressal is still awaited.