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        Public library has a legitimized duty to perform by providing adequate library service to the  children of the locality. "Junior Library" is the modern name by  which children section of a public library is known. Junior library consists of  general as well as reference books. Books are selected to suit the interest and the level of understanding of the young and the growing minds. The method adopted is identical with that of the circulation section except that books and periodicals are acquired with the view to serve junior readers up to 14 years of age. 

        The book cases, tables and chairs are lower in height to enable the children to use them with comfort.  The catalogue is also rendered  simpler. The classification is not very minutely done. Above all care is taken to acquire books on clean, bold type on good paper with illustration and some coloured pictures and maps. Unless the books are attractive in design and binding ,children are unlikely to use them.              

  Children Section has been made more attractive to catch the eyes of the children by adding educational & recreation toys & games i.e.,soft toys,puzzles, blocks. A seperate computer has been installed for children's exclusive use. About 40 CD's have been added. The titles includes nursery rhymes,fairy tales,fun with numbers,Oxford dictionary, spoken english, learn and enjoy, pre school favourites, etc.