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National Reading/Digital Reading Month 2020 Competitions: Register Now

KV Pattom Library celebrates National Reading/Digital Reading Month from 19 June 2020 to 18 July 2020.

What is National Reading Month?

The Library plans a number of events and competitions for students in connection with the month-long celebration. All competitions are conducted in online mode. Students and parents are requested to go through the details.

You may register for Competitions No. 2, 3, & 4 together in a form and for 1, 5, 6, & 7 separately.

Winners will be honoured with prizes and e-certificates.

For any further information you may WhatsApp at 9447699724 or mail at librarykvpattom@gmail.com

Visit the Library NRM Wakelet here

Competition 1: ‘MY LOCKDOWN DIARY’– National Online Digital Journal Writing Competition

This National level online competition for school students is organized by School Library Association (India) aimed at developing their imagination, creativity and resilience during the challenging times of the prevailing pandemic.

What to Do:

The participants have to recordan account of their

daily life (including the period under lockdown) during the COVID-19 pandemic in the form of a Digital Diary. They may express their ideas, imagination or experiences in the form of any one or multiple creative formats including text (daily diary entries, stories, poems, notes, write-ups, travelogues) accompanied by photographs/pictures/drawings or videos.

Tool: Google Digital Journal https://sites.google.com/mpsaz.org/slideprojects/digital-journal

How to submit the journal: After creation, share the Digital Journal with your Librarian  at his/her email id. (librarykvpattom@gmail.com)

Who can participate: 

Categories: There will be five categories of participants

Category I: Class 1 Category II: Class 2 Category III: Classes 3-5 Category IV: Classes 6-8 Category V: Classes 9-12

Registration Fee: No registration fee.

How to participate: Register online at https://forms.gle/GWZWk9UAxmStMaXU7

Last date for registration: 26 June 2020

Last date for submission of entries: 10 July 2020

Details

Competition 2: MY AUTHOR PADLET

What: Create a Padlet on your Favourite Author. Select your favourite author. Collect materials on or about him/her like notes, quotes, biography, images, website links, audio, videos, book extracts, book trailors, Book Talks, bibliography (list of books), profile, film/TV adaptations, reviews, quiz, drawings, paintings, etc.

Create a padlet.

Visit Padlet.com

Watch video on how to create a padlet

Sign up. Make your padlet on the author. The link of the completed padlet shall be shared with the email id: librarykvpattom@gmail.com

Who can participate: Class 6-12

Online Registration

Last date for the submission of entries: 10 July 2020.

Competition 3: STORYTIME WITH MY GRANDMA/GARANDPA

What: Have a storytime with your dearest Granma/Grandpa. Listen and record one of those beautiful stories.

It can be an audio story or a video story where you are sitting with your Grandma/Grandpa. You may record the video/audio with your mobile.

Send it by WhatsApp to 9447699724 or

by e-mail it to librarykvpattom@gmail.com

Who can participate: Class 2-5

Online Registration

Last date for submission of entries: 10 July 2020

Competition: 4

ONE MINUTE BOOK TALK

What: Read a Book and Talk about it.

Read your favourite book and talk about it for one minute. You may introduce your self, show the book, say about the author and share your reading experience about the book (plot, storyline, characters, climax, recommendations, your rating, etc). Record the video using your mobile and mail it to librarykvpattom@gmail.com

Who can participate: Class 6-12

Online Registration

Last date of submitting entries: 10 July 2020

For sample one minute Book Talks visit www.faceabook.info

Competition 5: ESSAY WRITING

This competition is conducted by P N Panicker Foundation.

The objective of essay writing competition is to give students the

opportunity demonstrate their reading, thinking and writing skills in a

well connected and compact manner.

Topics for Competition

Topic 1: My favourite leader

Topic 2: The book(s) I love to read

Topic 3: Usage of electronic devices for learning

Eligibility: Classes 6-12

Last Date for Registration: 04th July, 2020 (Upto 11:59PM)

Date of the Competition: 20th June to 06th July, 2020 (Upto 11:59PM)

Rules

Online Registration

Competition 6: OPEN ART

This competition is conducted by P N Panicker Foundation.

The objective of open art competition is to engage children in a creative exercise to express themselves, stimulate their creativity and innovative ideas through art.

Topic for the Competition

Topic 1: Compassion

Topic 2: Nature

Topic 3: Future of the World

Eligibility: Class I-XII

Last Date for Registration: 08th July, 2020 (Upto 11:59PM)

Date of the Competition: 24th June to 10th July, 2020 (Upto 11:59PM)

Rules

Online Registration

Competition 7: QUIZ TIME

This competition is conducted by P N Panicker Foundation.

The objective of quiz competition is to encourage students to look beyond their textual knowledge and establish a relationship between theory and application of the learnt concepts. It helps one in expanding their knowledge in general/ specific areas of study.

Topic for the Competition

General Knowledge, Science & Technology, Logical Reasoning, Current Affairs, Awareness on National Digital Library, etc.

Eligibility: Class 8-12

Date for Registration: 10th July, 2020 (Upto 11:59PM)

Date of the Competition: 27th June to 12th July, 2020 (Upto 11:59PM)

Rules

Online Registration

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“Imagine without limits and live your passion”- Archana Gopinath

“Imagine without limits and live your passion”, said Ms. Archana Gopinath, founder of The Reading Room . She was interacting with the students of KV Pattom in a session titled ‘Reading Rhetoric’, organized by the Readers’ Club, in connection with the National Library Week celebrations on 16 November 2019.

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Ms. Archana, a civil engineer by profession, enumerated how a passion for books and reading made her choose a new career path through launching a children’s library ‘the Reading Room’ in Thiruvananthapuram that became a popular social space for everyone who loves books.

Mr. S.Ajayakumar welcomed Ms. Archana Gopinath while Ms. Samanwita, Secretary, Readers’ Club proposed the vote of thanks.

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Vinu Abraham inaugurated National Library Week 2019

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Shri Vinu Abraham, famous Malayalam writer inaugurated the National Library Week celebrations of KV Pattom on 14 November 2019. In his speech, he recalled the research carried out by him for the film ‘Celluloid’, the real story of the first heroine of Malayalam film industry, and detailed the historical importance of the place where the school is now situated. Mr Vinu Abraham urged the students to use libraries effectively and make library visits a habit.

Shri S. Ajayakumar, Principal, presided over the function.

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National Library Week 2019

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Harry Potter Week 2019

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1. HP Fan Art competition; 20/08/2019

2. HP Quiz; 21/08/2019 (Team event;Categories,6-8 & 9-12)

3. HP Mono Act; 22/08/2019

To participate, register your names in the Library.

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Participate in ‘Reading Mascot for India’ and ‘Share Your Story’ National contests by SLA

SLA celebrates World Book and Copyright Day 2019.

What is ‘World Book and Copyright Day’?

World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Each year, on 23 April, celebrations take place all over the world to recognize the magical power of books – a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures. On this occasion, UNESCO and the international organizations representing the three major sectors of the book industry – publishers, booksellers and libraries, select a city as the World Book Capital to maintain, through its own initiatives, the impetus of the Day’s celebrations until 23 April of the following year.

23 April is a symbolic date in world literature. It is the date on which several prominent authors, William Shakespeare, Miguel Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. This date was a natural choice for UNESCO’s General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone to access books – most beautiful invention for sharing ideas beyond the boundaries of humanity space and time as well as the most powerful forces of poverty eradication and peacebuilding. (Source: https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/worldbookday)

School Library Association (SLA) launches two national level competitions to celebrate WBCD 2019. 

1. Reading Mascot for India

What:  Design a mascot for India which inspires everyone to read.

Who can participate: Any school-going child in India can participate. No registration fee.

How to participate:

Step 1: Each participant has to register online.  Register now.

Step 2: Design the Reading Mascot (paper size A4, any medium) (key ideas: books, reading, literacy, knowledge, information, libraries, etc)

Step 3: Send your creation to SLA. There are two ways, (1) Scan it at high resolution and email to slaindia.org@gmail.com OR (2) Send the sheet by ordinary/speed post to KLA HQ (The General Secretary, School Library Association, E-37 F/F, KH No 10/10 Jeewan Park, Pankha Road, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi 110 059).

Important Date:

Last date for online registration and submission: 15 April 2019

Winners: The first three national level winners will be presented each with a memento and a certificate. The entries of the first three winners and other selected entries will be published on the SLA website and be used as reading promotional materials.

Coordinators & contacts:

  1. Dr Sarwesh Pareek, Mob: 09460066504; E-mail: sarweshpareek@yahoo.com
  2. Titiksha Goswami, Mob: 9910248418; E-mail: titikshaghy@gmail.com

 

2. Share your Story

What:  Write a story and share it with the world

Who can participate: Any school-going child in India can participate. No age limit. No registration fee.

How to participate:

Step 1: Each participant has to register online.  Register now.

Step 2: Write a short story (1000-3000 words). You are free to choose any language and topic. 

Step 3: Send your story to SLA. Email the story to slaindia.org@gmail.com (If your story is in a regional language and you face difficulty in typesetting it, scan all the pages and email them to slaindia.org@gmail.com).

Important Date:

Last date for online registration and submission: 15 April 2019

Winners: The first three national level winners will be presented with mementos and certificates. The stories of the first three winners and other selected stories will be published on the SLA website.

Coordinators & contacts :

  1. Darsana Gopinath, Mob: 9495591734; E-mail: darsuj@rediffmail.com
  2. Neena Girish, Mob: 8700196569; Email: neena_girish@yahoo.co.in

Jury

The entries of both competitions will be evaluated by a national level Jury of experts in the respective areas.

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Scholastic Book Fair, 4-6 Feb. 2019

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Scholastic Book Fair 2019

Venue: Near the Main Gate, KV Pattom

Date: 4-6 February 2019

All are welcome.

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Celebrating National Library Week 2018 with ‘Meet the Author’, Book Fair & Competitions

KV Pattom celebrated the National Library Week with an Author Meet, Book Fair and Competitions. Shri B. Murali, famous Malayalam writer and Journalist inaugurated the National Library Week celebrations on 15 November 2018 in the School Assembly.

In his speech, Shri B. Murali shared his experience on books and reading. Shri S. Ajayakumar, Principal presided over the function.

The Library in collaboration with M/S Green Books Publishers organized a three  day Book Fair in the school premises from 15 to 18 November 2018. The Fair was also inaugurated by Shri B. Murali.

In the “Meet the Author” session, the Readers’ Club members of KV Pattom interacted with Shri B. Murali who invited their attention towards the importance of imagination. He said that, books give a reader a large space for imagination. The lost abilities like memory in the era of social media and devices could be retrieved through reading.

Shri S. L. Faisal, Librarian welcomed the gathering and Ms Navya Nair, Secretary, Readers’ Club proposed vote of thanks.

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National Library Week 2018

KV Pattom celebrates National Library Week 2018 with a variety of programmes. The celebrations will be inaugurated by famous Malayalam short story writer and Novelist Shri B.Murali on 15 November 2018.

A Mega Book Fair will be conducted in the campus in collaboration with M/s Green Books from15 to17 November 2018.

A Quiz competition on books & authors will be held on 16th Nov.2018 in the Library. Students of classes VI-XII can participate.

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‘Meet the Poet’ with Nayanathara

Ms Nayanathara, English poet and artist interacted with the members of Readers’ Club of Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom at the ‘Meet the Poet’ programme organized in connection with the National Reading Month. In her speech, she stressed upon the importance of reading to become a good writer. Ms Nayanathara recited poems from her latest book ‘The Children of the white God’. The students of KV Pattom presented own poems that was followed by a discussion.

Shri R. John, in-charge Principal, KV Pattom presided over the programme. Smt L. Jayalakshmi, English Teacher, welcomed the gathering, while S. L. Faisal, Librarian proposed the vote of thanks.

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Kendriya Vidyalaya (Shift-I)
Pattom
Thiruvananthapuram-695 004
Kerala India

Mail: librarykvpattom at gmail.com