I’m an avid Kannada literature reader. I’ve enhanced my personal library at home with lot of Kannada books till I found an interesting option ! Now, I’ve stopped buying books and heading towards an upmarket neighborhood library !
Munnudi – A new and exclusive Kannada books library at Basavanagudi, Bangalore. with the novel concept of rent-read-return idea. Really, a Spick and span place!
It is a good concept if the Library has good collection of books, interesting space and a standard approach to handle enthusiasts. Interestingly, Munnudi has online catalog to search books, Kiosk to view membership details, RFID technology to find right books on right shelf, home delivery for annual members etc !
Its 20 days since the launch of Munnudi – Kannada library experiment at Basavanagudi a lot of momentum building up. Close to 150 book lovers have become members, clearly excited by the prospect of paying just Rs. 50/- for a 1 book-at-a-time plan that allows them to keep it for as short or as long at they want. | link
→ Munnudi in Prajavani recently
In Kannada language, the word ‘Munnudi’ means- preface. Works of Kannada literature have received highest number of eight Jnanpith awards and fifty-one Sahitya Akademi awards.