Garware Balbhavan, Pune, India.

Chatak Vachanalay (Chatak Library)

Chatak Library

Books are forever friends! Reading books regularly stimulates children’s imagination, accelerates their emotional development and promotes natural curiosity. Children quickly learn to visualize the scenarios mentioned in the stories by reading the text alone. This type of development works even better if a parent assists in the process. Regular reading of books creates understanding towards other people, because literature values humanity and celebrates human spirit and potential, offering insight into different lifestyles. At Balbhavan, we know the importance of books. We aim towards physically and mentally healthy child and childhood. Having a library for kids as well as their parents and other interested people is a step ahead towards this goal.

We have more than 10,000 books in our library. This includes books by renowned publications like National Book Trust (Delhi) and Children’s Book Trust (Delhi). We also have books by Jyotsna Prakashan (Pune), Eklavya Prakashan (Bhopal), Mehta Publications (Pune), Popular Prakashan (Pune), Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti (BGVS) , Scholastic, Tulika Publications, Rajahansa Prakashan, Kaja Kaja Maru prakashan (Balbhavan’s own publication) and many more…

Language: English, Marathi, Hindi and some Bilingual books.

Subject of books:
Child, Child Education, Child psychology, Health and environment, Sports.
We have many story books, Novels, Biographies, Auto-biographies, Contemporary literature and Social awareness books. We have many Art & Craft books, Childcraft books and Activity books. Also we have magazines like Sadhana, Palakneeti, Milun Saryajani etc.

We have made reading experience more interesting by announcing the Vachakveer. Each month one of the members is announced as a Vachakveer- one who has read more books in a month (reader of the month). This brings an additional excitement to reading and the reader.

One of the important features of Chatak Vachanalay is the freedom of handling books. Most of the libraries first ask for the name of book or name of the author and then the librarian gives you the book. Here at Chatak Vachanalay kids are allowed to choose books by browsing themselves.

In a daily schedule of ground, some time tai takes her group to library for reading.

Library membership: Membership is for anyone who is interested in refined childhood and cultured parenting. It is available to kids, parents and other interested people at very reasonable fees.

Balbhavan, through its own publication - Kaja Kaja Maru Prakashan - has also published more than 36 must read books for kids and parents too. Read more about it on Books/Music page.