Kolkata on this Republic Day introduced a first of a kind initiative, ‘Young Readers’ Boat Library‘ for children on Hooghly River.
In the library, children will be able to choose from a selection of 500 titles in English and Bengali.
“The boat library is launched so that one can read some good collection of books while appreciating the beauty of Kolkata, cruising on the Hooghly river“, said an official.
“The boat library would take people on a three-hour-long trip,” said the official.
The library has been set up by the West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) in collaboration with a heritage book store of the city, an official said.
Ticket Price For The Boat Library
The ticket price for the Boat Library is set –
- ₹100 for adults and
- ₹50 for children
Other Details For The Ride
The trip will start at Millenium Park and the boat will travel all the way to Belur Math jetty and return.
- There will be 3 trips on all weekdays.
- The boat also has a free wifi facility.
Furthermore, the library will eventually host activities such as storytelling, dramatised readings, poetry sessions, book launches, music and more, according to the launch officials.