Bansa Community Library and Resource Centre is established under Bansa Educational Society to cultivate an interest in reading and provide quality books and reading materials to learners from Bansa and 36 surrounding villages. The library is situated near Ram Janki Mandir in Bansa village (District Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh). Since its opening in November 2020, the library has witnessed overwhelming support and participation from learners of all age groups. Apart from attracting readers, it has also become a space for e-learning where volunteers from across India have engaged educational sessions on a variety of subjects. Bansa Community Library imbibes a feeling of empowerment, strength and awareness among the children and the adults through the books that have always been everyone’s friends. The library has always offered a sense of belongingness and inclusivity to all irrespective of gender, class or community.
Bansa Community Library provides the means to open doors of opportunity for young people. The main highlight of the library is its vast collection of books that would help young aspirants in preparing for different government examinations and getting onto the jobs they have dreamt of.
The library is run by a small team of youngsters from the community – and supported by a larger back-end team of volunteers, teachers, and patrons who work remotely and take care of the library’s requirements.