Speech on Library Plays an Important Role at School

Write a speech in 150-200 words on the topic, ‘Library plays an important role at school’. It is to be delivered in the morning assembly. You are Karuna/Karan, Head Girl/Head Boy.

Good morning, Respected Principal, teachers and my dear friends, I Karan, Head Boy, am standing before you to share my views on the topic ‘library plays an important role in school.’

Library occupies a significant place in school and in book lovers’ life. It houses books suited to the interests and aptitude of individuals of different age groups. Not only that, it also includes magazines, periodicals, newspapers. With its calm and tranquil atmosphere it is a special comfort zone to the students who go there to acquire knowledge, sharpen their minds or lose themselves in the fictional worlds of the stories.

At the school library, the students would even find the material, which is not provided to them in the classroom. Here they find an environment which is conductive to the building up of the habit of self-learning. The library is the center of the intellectual and social activities of school. It most certainly has a wholesome effect over the students.

The habit of reading can be cultivated when students get practice in reading, and reading habit in the beginning is made firm when students get the material to read, which interests them and occupies their attention. In the classroom, books that are prescribed may not be sufficient reading material or some students may not be in a position to purchase all books that they want to read, or others may not find books that are of interest to them. A library is the only place, which comes in aid to all.

It is most unfortunate that in a large number of schools, there are at present no libraries worth the name. The books are usually old, out dated, unsuitable, usually selected without reference to the student’s tastes and interests. This situation should be taken care of.

I would like to conclude by saying that the library is an essential instrument for putting progressive methods into practice. It must be utilised well.

Thank you

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