Library@Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom

Where Minds meet and Ideas pop up !

International School Library Day


International School Library Day was proclaimed by the IASL President, Dr Blanche Woolls, in 1999 and reaffirmed by the IASL President, Peter Genco, in 2005.

The first International School Library Day was celebrated on 18 October 1999, with the theme, “A Day in the Life…”.

IASL’s Coordinator of International School Library Day is Rick Mulholland of Canada

The International School Library Day Logo was designed by Peter Rugendyke of North Pinjarra, Western Australia.


IASL President, Dr Blanche Woolls Proclaims International School Library Day

As President of the International Association of School Librarianship, I am delighted to proclaim that Monday, Ocober 18, 1999 will be the First International School Library Day and that every third Monday in October from this year on will be International School Library Day. Please join me and the members and friends of IASL around the world in inaugurating this First International School Library Day.

The theme for the 1999 International School Library Day will be “A day in the life…”, and it will focus on the many activities and issues that make up the daily life of school library personnel around the world. The day is being organised in conjunction with a special issue of School Libraries Worldwide, the professional journal of IASL. This special issue will also have the theme “A day in the life…” and it will feature stories of their day, written by people involved in school library services in different countries.

International School Library Day will use the IASL Web site, “School Libraries Online”, to present stories, anecdotes, photographs, and other material submitted “on the day” by people involved in school librarianship. Members of the Association and colleagues will be invited to read the stories of their colleagues, and to submit their own stories, in words and pictures. The stories might be short or long; they might comment on the submissions of others; they might include reflections on our profession from some the variety of people who work at many levels for the provision of school library programs and services. For example, there might be “A Day in the Life…” of a school librarian in a small rural community in Africa, a library supervisor in a school district in the United States, a school library educator in a Northern European country, or a Ministry official in an Asian country.

We would like you to become involved in this celebration of the work of school libraries on the Web on “School Libraries Online.” Check out the Web site and read the story of “A day in my life…” by Jennifer Branch. Think about your own “day” in your school library or other organisation. What kind of activities do you undertake on a typical day? What problems arise? What issues concern you? What gives you a buzz? Then, on International School Library day, check the Web site to see if any new material has been added that you might like to comment on.

Then add your own story for others to read. While the stories for School Libraries Worldwide will be around 2000 words long, on the Web site we will accept anything from a few words (really!) to 2000 words. It is up to you. But rest assured that we do want to hear from you!

You can submit your own story via email, or via a special page on the “School Libraries Online” Web site. You can send any digitised photographs as attachments to email messages. Detailed information to help you to add your story will be provided on the Web site on the day.




KV Pattom celebrates ISDL 2009

The Library Media Centre at KV Pattom is celebrating International School Library Day (ISLD)-2009 with a variety of programmes.

There are four competitions

  1. Book Jacket Designing Competition    Date: 26/10/2009    Time: 10.30-11.30    Venue: Library


    Class VI-VIII: Nancy Drew/ Hardy Boys/Famous Five/Secret Seven

    Class IX-XII : Books by any Indian Author (Tagore, R.K.Narayan, Chetan Bhagat, Arundhati Roy, etc)

  2. Spot Poetry Competition

Date: 26/10/2009    Time: 11.30 -12.30     Venue: Library

On ISLD themes

Groups: VI-VIII  &  IX-XII

3.  Literary Quiz

Date: 26/10/2009    Time: 10.30-11.30     Venue: Library

25 Questions on Books, authors, awards and events (Class VI-XII)

4.  Library Day Lot

Date: 27/10/2009    Time: 7.00-12.30    Venue: Library

Those who issue or return books from the library on 27/10/2009 can participate in the lot.

ISLD 2009

Chief Guest:

Dr. A. Gopikkuttan

Head, Dept. of Library & Information Science

University of Kerala

Date: 28/10/2009     Time: 10. 45 a.m.     Venue: Library

Talk with an interactive session on Library and Reading.

Prize distribution.


International School Library Day 2009

@ Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom


International School Library Day 2009 (26-28 October 2009)

The Library Media centre at Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom celebrated International School Library Day with various programmes from 26-28 October 2009.

Competitions were held on Book jacket designing, spot poetry and literary quiz. A large number of students participated in the competitions. There was a Library Lot on 28th October 2009. A talk and interactive session by Dr. Dr. A. Gopikkuttan, HOD, Dept. of Library & Information Science, University of Kerala was one of the main attractions. He shared his thoughts on libraries, books and reading. He urged the students to become information literate to reach their goals.

The prizes for the winners of the competitions were also distributed in the function. Dr. Cicy Roy Mathew, Principal chaired the programme.

The Day was celebrated first time in the Vidyalaya and was a great success. Proclaiming the importance of school libraries on the academic and overall achievement of the students was the main aim of the event.


Explore ISLD-2009 at KV Pattom

ISLD More photographs

ISLD COmpetitions in photos

Winners of ISLD competitions

One Response

  1. […] International School Library Day 2009 […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

कृपया हिंदी में पढ़ें

Live updates

Library@KV Pattom

Visit Now


Welcome to the official Library blog of Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, launched in September 2007.

7 Million Hits and counting..

Thank you all for making this blog a great success.

You are the visitor, No

  • 7,957,501 hits

Upcoming Events

  • NLW 2021: Scholastic Virtual Book Fair November 18, 2021 – December 10, 2021

Visit your Library

Browse Books and Periodicals. Read Newspapers. Pick a New Book from the ‘New Arrivals’ rack. Search the Internet and the OPAC. Refer for assignments and projects. Suggest a book. Ask a question.Write your comments. And more…Visit the Library Today itself. You are most welcome.

KVS Innovation and Experimentation Award 2011 & 2016

"Library Junction" and "Face a Book Challenge" have won the KVS Innovation and Experimentation Award in 2011 and 2016 respectively.

All India Competition on Innovative Practices and Experiments in Education for Schools and Teacher Education Institutions 2010-’11

'Library Junction' won the "All India Competition on Innovative Practices and Experiments in Education for Schools and Teacher Education Institutions 2010-'11" conducted by NCERT.

Website of the Week

Telephone Reference

+91 9447699724 (Librarian)

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 5,960 other followers

Subscribe SMS updates

Send: ON Library_KVPattom to 9870807070


RSS This day in History

  • Pompey defeated by Julius Caesar at the Battle of Pharsalus: 9 August 48 - This Day in History
    During the Roman Civil War of 49–45 , Julius Caesar's troops on this day in 48 decisively defeated the army of Pompey at the Battle of Pharsalus, causing Pompey to flee to Egypt, where he was subsequently murdered.More Events on this day:1945: The second atomic bomb dropped on Japan by the United States in World War II struck the city of Nagasaki.1 […]
  • Amedeo Avogadro: Biography of the Day
    Amedeo AvogadroBorn this day in 1776, Amedeo Avogadro of Italy showed that, under controlled conditions of temperature and pressure, equal volumes of gases contain an equal number of molecules—what became known as Avogadro's law.
  • Concise Encyclopedia Book and CD-ROM: Special Price from The Britannica Store
    For RSS subscribers The Britannica Store presents a special 20% discount on the Concise Encyclopedia and free CD-ROM. This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of Britannica's most popular publication worldwide is a one-volume encyclopedia containing 28,000 articles accompanied by colorful photographs, diagrams, maps, and flags. The Britannica Concis […]

Library Bookmark

InfoLit India: Information Literacy Project for Young Learners


Reading4Pleasure School 2020

Reading 4 Pleasure School 2020 Award


KVPattom Library on Phone

Real time News on Kendriya Vidyalayas on the web

KV Pattom Karaoke

Library YouTube Channel

Little Open Library (LOLib)

Tools for Every Teacher (TET)

Follow Us on Twitter



Face a Book Challenge

e-reading Hub @ Your Library

Learn anything freely with Khan Academy Library of Content

A free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

Interactive challenges, assessments, and videos, on any topic of your interest.

Child Line (1098)

CHILDLINE 1098 service is a 24 hour free emergency phone outreach service for children in need of care and protection.

CBSE Toll Free Tele/Online Helpline

Students can call 1800 11 8002 from any part of the country. The operators will answer general queries and also connect them to the counselors for psychological counseling. The helpline will be operational from 08 a.m to 10 p.m. On-line counseling on:

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

Mail: librarykvpattom at

%d bloggers like this: