Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Summer 7-15-2021


Public Libraries located in West Bengal are important institutions and tools of the society. Disseminating knowledge of the society is a great challenge for the Public Library and its duty is not limited to just issuing and reissuing books. The Government of West Bengal has appointed 184 retired Librarians considering their importance and efficiency of their work[1]. The present study conducted in South 24 Parganas District of West Bengal among 20 Librarians, 40 School teachers and 40 Gram Panchayat members has assimilated their opinion about women empowerment through public services scheme, Kanyashree Prakalpa (K.P). The main aim of the study is to evaluate the role of Public Libraries, School teachers and Gram Panchayats in women’s empowerment through K.P. As a result, this Kanyashree project creates a great opportunity for the socio- economic empowerment of girls. The study also found that the role of Public Library is undoubtedly much deeper in empowering women.

[1] News in Bartaman Patrika dated 19.10.2020