A survey conducted in the U.S. recently showed that more than any other public institution, including schools, the libraries contributed to the intellectual growth of children. It also said that children who enjoy reading will read more and become proficient at the same time.
Summers provide kids with an opportunity to choose their favourite books and this in turn enhances the reading habit, besides improving writing skills and vocabulary.
The Jonathan Lending Library at Anna Nagar in Madurai has become the centre for children in and around Madurai to borrow books and spend summer in an interesting and fruitful way.
V. Karunya of St Joseph's Matriculation Higher Secondary School, who has finished Std. XII, is a regular at the library. She waited for her exams to get over and joined the library in which her mother is also a member. Her favourite books include the Harry Potter series, Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series and the Sidney Sheldon novels.
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