Mysore/Mysore: The city has one more library today with MP Pratap Simha and MLA L. Nagendra jointly inaugurating at Gangotri Layout here this morning. Mysuru Central Library Secondary Library is located opposite Putteeramma School on Bisilu Maramma Temple Road in Gangothri Layout.
The library is housed in the building constructed at a cost of Rs.40 lakh on a MUDA CA (Civic Amenities) site measuring 270 square meters, which has been leased for 30 years for running the public library.
In 2009, Gangothri Layout Residents Welfare Association Chairman Kattera A. Kariappa and other board members handed over Rs 1.46 lakh to MUDA for the CA site to build the library at a cost of Rs 25 lakh as part of the JnNurm program. But due to some reasons, the construction was delayed, following which the Association collected Rs.4 lakh from the residents and the matter was brought to the attention of MP Nagendra and local Corporal Vedavathi.
Through the initiatives of the authorities of MCC, MUDA and the Library Department, the library building was completed at a cost of Rs. 40 lakh, with crowdfunding from citizens, MLA local development grants and others funds.
The library has about 4,000 books with adequate seating for readers. In addition, around 30 leading daily newspapers and 40 magazines are available to readers.
Former MUDA President, C. Basavegowda, Association President, KA Kariappa, other board members, Corporator Vedavathi, Director of Library Department, Dr. S. Satishkumar Hosamani, and others were present.