Nathan Hagarty, State MP for Leppington, inaugurated the 15th branch of the A-B Street Library at 10:30 local time on Sunday in the Campbelltown area of Sydney, Australia. Campbeltown City Councilor Masud Chowdhury and columnist Ajay Das Gupta were present as special guests.
A-B Street Library president Kamal Pasha presided over the meeting and the organization’s secretary Ashiq Rahman Ash conducted the meeting.
Nathan Hagarty, State MP for Leppington, praised the initiative in his brief speech and announced the opening of the 16th branch of the A-B Street Library in front of his office.
226 Eagle View Road Mintu resident Jui Sen Pal and Debbrat Pal’s house in the courtyard of the book box was present in this event. Shafiqul Alam, Dr. Nizamuddin, Dr. Rafiq and Milli Islam, Nirmal Roy, Mazharul Islam, Purvi Parmita Bose, Nazrul Islam, Zulfikar Haque, Abul Kalam Azad, Abdul Quader local children, their guardians and enthusiastic local residents.
A-B Street Library is a book reading program where books are placed in a box placed in the front yard of a house and the book can be returned after reading and left for a neighbor to read. No one needs permission to take or give books. With this wonderful idea of sharing knowledge, the organization is moving ahead with the promise of establishing 100 libraries.
Note, anyone interested in making this popular street library in their backyard can contact the organizers. Besides, there is an opportunity to advance this great initiative by donating new or old books in Bengali or any other language.