The school library is a welcoming place for studying as well as reading. It supports the students and teachers by providing access to current, adequate and appropriate information resources. We ensure that all the students, teachers and staff effectively use the ideas and information. The library encourages the love of reading and the development of student’s independent learning skills.
The purpose of the school library is to motivate children to read outside the textbook and develop a well-rounded personality. Library period is incorporated in the timetable so children have to compulsorily visit a library. This forms a habit of reading and most of the children continue the same even after passing out of school.
Let’s learn what our library has got to deliver:
- The library at Udgam School has both printed as well as audio-visual material like CD-ROM and DVDs.
- It has a plethora of books that include encyclopaedias, picture books, activity books and dictionaries.
- It has books on Hindi, Gujarati, and English literature.
- We have around 50000 books in our library for varied age groups.
- There is a seating capacity of 100 children in the library.
- Students from Grade III to IX visit the library. They refer to books and participate in library activities.
- The interior of the library has been designed with a view of making it modern and student friendly.
- The library follows an open access system. The books are classified and shelved according to the Dewey decimal classification.
The school has subscribed to several periodicals such as – Discover India Science Reporter Children’s world, Achlal (Guj) Reader’s Digest Avishkar (Hindi), Champak (Eng) Business India Sanctuary Asia Club, Pc Quest School Planet Champak (Hindi), National Geographic Wisdom Children’s Digest, Mentor Science Park Chandamama (Guj), Chandamama (Hindi) Superkidz India Geo Junior.
List of Books Recommended by CBSE
For Grades XI and XII
- Father Brown – GK Chesterton
- Pay It Forward
- Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe
- To Kill a Mocking Bird – Harper Lee
- Animal Farm – George Orwell
- Nineteen eighty four-George Orwell
- Short Story Collections By Indian Authors
- Books by Jane Austen
- Books by George Elliot
- Books by Charlotte Bronte
- Books by Emily Bronte
- Pickwick Papers – Charles Dickens
- The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank
- Three men in a Boat – Jerome K Jerome
- My Family and Other Animals – Gerald Durrell
- Rosie is my Relative – Gerald Durrell
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
For Grades IX and X
- Books by Arthur Conan Doyle
- The Room on the Roof – Ruskin Bond
- Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
- The Call of the Wild – Jack London
- Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm – Kate Douglas Wiggin
- The Canterville Ghost – Oscar Wilde
- The Great Grammatizator and other Stories – Roald Dahl
- Snappy Surprises – Ruskin Bond
- Moby Dick – Herman Melville
- Moby Dick – Herman Melville
- Artemis Fowl series – Eoin Colfer
- Daddy Long Legs – Jean Webster
- School Stories by P.G. Wodehouse
For Grades VII and VIII
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
- The Adventures of Hucklebury Finn – Mark Twain
- Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
- Around the World in 80 Days – Jules Verne
- The Time Machine – H.G. Wells
- Harry Potter – The Series – J K Rowling
- Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea – H.G. Wells
- Books by George Harriott
- The Curious Case of a Dog in the Nighttime – Alexander McCall Smith
- Stories by Roald Dahl
For Grades V and VI
- The Noddy Series – Enid Blyton
- Tales from Panchtantra
- Karadi Tales
- The Young Visitors- Daisy Ashford
- The wind in the Willows-Kenneth Graham
- The Tale of Mr Tod- Beatrix Potter
- Gulliver’s Travels- Jonathan Swift
- The Famous Five Series – Enid Blyton
- The Happy Prince – Oscar Wilde
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory- Roald Dahl
Other Books and Authors suggested by the Committee.
- Satyajeet Ray
- RK Narayan
- Sudha Murthy
- Ismat Chugtai
- Vikas Swaroop
- APJ Abdul Kalam
- Mark Twain
- Guy de Maupassant
- O’ Henry