The Booklovers of Kolkata can now get a chance to pick and read their favourite book while floating on the beautiful Hoogly river as a library has been launched by the West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) and the Apeejay Anand Children’s Library. The Kolkata Young Readers’ Boat Library was launched virtually by Rajanvir Singh Kapur, MD, West Bengal Transport Corporation and Priti Paul, Director Apeejay Surrendra Group.
The Library is decorated with attractive artworks of children and housing books across genres for young readers adorning its shelves will encourage and inspire children to read and the joy of reading. Readers will be able to choose from a selection of 500 titles in English and Bengali. The trip will start at Millenium Park, and the boat will travel to Belur Math jetty.
The boat library would take people for a nice three-hour trip and there would be a half ticket for children and ‘Kanyashree’ (girls aged 18 or below). As per India.com report, the boat has a free wifi facility as well. A ride on the boat would cost Rs 100 for adults and Rs 50 for children. The library will host activities such as storytelling, dramatised readings, poetry sessions, book launches, music and much more.