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World Book and Copyright Day – April 23

The Library Celabrates World Book and Copyright Day

on April 23, 2008


  • Inauguration of Reader’s Club in the Library at 11.30 a.m. by
    Mrs.Lalitha Lenin,well known Malayalam poet, story writer and Former Reader, DLIS, University of Kerala.
  • Book review competition on 22 April 2008,Venue:the library
  • Quiz competition on 22 April 2008, venue; the library
  • Exhibition of books on or by William Shakespeare(21-25  April, 2008)
Meet the Author

Smt. Lalitha Lenin


She was born on July 17, 1946 at Thrithalloor, Thrissur district. Her parents were Kadavil Kunjumama and Kareepadathu Chakkikkutty. She is married to Mr. K.M. Lenin who is also a writer and columnist dealing with international affairs. Her son Mr. Anil Lale is a lawyer and is presently employed with Sony Entertainment Television (India) at Mumbai.

She has graduated in:

  • Chemistry in 1960, from the University of Kerala,
  • Education in 1967, from the University of Kerala and
  • Library Science in 1975 from the University of Kerala.

She got Dr. S.R. Ranganathan Gold Medal for securing first Rank in Master of Library Science Degree Examination from the University of Mysore in 1976. She joined as Assistant Librarian at Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Thrissur in 1977. In 1979, she became a Lecturer at Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kerala. From 1990 to 1995 she served as the Head of the Department. She retired as Reader from the Department on March 31, 2006.

Lalitha Lenin has been contributing poems, short-stories and articles to main-stream periodicals since 1971.

Poetry collections

  • Karingili (1976)
  • Karkidavaavu (1995)
  • Namukku Praarthikkaam (2000)
  • Kadal (poems for children) (2000)


  • Minnu (novel for children)

Television programmes

  • Lyrics for Mahabali, Thiruvananthapuram Doordarshan (1987).
  • Script for a documentary on Library Movement in Kerala, produced for Thiruvananthapuram Doordarshan(1988).
  • Stories for two television serials Oridathorikkal (1990) and Mookkuthiyum Manchadiyum (1998) in Thiruvananthapuram Doordarshan.
  • Presentation of the Television Programme Aksharam (16 episodes) in Thiruvananthapuram Doordarshan (1999).


  • Puthiya Vaayana, a book on reading for women.


  • Public Library Sevanam (2006) (Tr. of Public Library Service: IFLA/UNESCO Guidelines for Development, Munchen: K.G.Saur, 2001)
  • Bhoodaivangal (Tr. of The Earth Gods) in the Malayalam translation of Works of Kahlil Gibran. Kottayam, DC Books, 2002


She has 12 papers in the discipline of Library and Information Science to her credit


Minnu was awarded the Kerala Sahitya Award for children’s literature in 1994. She is also a recipient of the Abudhabi Shakti Award for poetry in 1996 and the Moolur Award for poetry in 2001.


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Reader’s Club 2008-’09

Smt.Lalitha Lenin, poet, children’s writer and former HoD, DLIS,
Univ.of Kerala,inaugurating the “Reader’s Club” , 2008-’09, on
23rd April, 2008.Dr.Cicy Roy Mathew,Principal,presided over the function.


Reading should be creative: Lalitha Lenin

The children should develop the habit of creative reading. There would be equal use and evaluation of electronic and print media. Censoring of reading should be intelligent by analysing the cultural and behavioural attitude of the children. Smt. Lalitha Lenin, poet and children’s writer, said in her inaugural address of the “Reader’s Club” at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom on 23rd April 2008.

The function was organised by the library in connection with World Book Day. The Principal Dr. Cicy Roy Mathew presided over the function. The prizes for the winners of Book review and Literary Quiz competitions were gave away by Smt. Lalitha Lenin.

Reder’s Club

Aims and objectives

i) Developing reading habit by the proper and directed use of information resources

ii) Developing information literacy skills that increase the ability to search, use and evaluate the information and put it the correct and timely decision making.

iii) Active participation of students, teachers and other users in library activities

iv) Developing a positive and healthy attitude towards our literature, culture and society.


a) Participation in the library activities such as routine works, planning and implementation of reading promotional programmes, special/thematic activities (exhibitions on special days and people, annoncements, bulletin board displays) etc.

b) Author talks/interactions

c) Book talks

d) Reading Sessions

e) Competitions such as book reviews, literary quiz, designing of book jackets, story telling, reading etc

f) Publication of “Reader’s Club Bulletin”

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