In 2014, Kathalaya began a new venture aimed at promoting reading habits in schools, both government and private. With expertise and knowledge in library development, Kathalaya is offering services to schools in library setup and management. The library setup scheme will consist of various package deals designed to meet whole or specific needs of schools for developing a brand new library or refurbishing an existing one within school premises. This project will involve:
Collection of Books
Training on Library Management
Training on ‘How to Use Library Resources’
With the use of a properly equipped and functional library, children will have the opportunity to increase reading habits and skills, which will eventually enhance their overall academic performance in school.
Kathalaya established in 2007 is focused in developing reading culture among children. It has provided its service to more than 2.5 million children in more than 8000 schools of Nepal. Kathalaya has grown from small organization and currently it has 40 regular and 30 additional indirect team working under its umbrella. It has published more than 300 titles locally and in partnership with International publishers. Kathalaya has been successfully acquired children titles right from renowned International publishers such as Scholastic, Usborn, Gyldendal, Hachet UK, Viking US and many more.
It has been working in developing reading culture, library establishment, children literature promotion as well as capacity building of authors, illustrators and editors. It has also started WeRead mobile app for Anroid and iOS to promote Nepalese book Worldwide. The team is working on Amazon Kindle device. It has started selling books in International platforms like Amazon and Kobo.