‘Shelf Life with Mid-day’ is a series covering the reading culture in Mumbai. This week, we look at how a free community library at Govandi’s Shivaji Nagar is providing a space for children to develop a habit for reading and explore books of different genres
Anoop Parik, founder of the Next Page Community Foundation. Image credit: Raj Patil
“Through books, I have been able to have my own perspective about different things in addition to what we have been taught by our parents and the community,” says Shweta Shetty, a part-time manager at the Next Page library at Govandi’s Shivaji Nagar area in Mumbai.