Wednesday, 16 November 2016

                                                                NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

Andhra Pradesh Library Association organised an All India Library Meeting in 12 November 1912 in Madras. This meeting lead to the forming of Indian Library Association. Later ILA declared 14 November as National Library Day. Since 1968, 14–20 November has been celebrated as National Library Week all over India and various programs are organised to let the public know about the libraries.

Shri Iyyanki Venkata Ramanayya or Ayyanki Venkata Ramanaiah recognised as the "Architect of Public Library Movement in India" was the man behind the formation of Andhra Pradesh Library Association.  He was honoured with the award of "Granthalaya Pitamaha" by the Maharajah of Baroda. The Government of India honoured him with the Padmashri award.

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