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Simpy Sharma
Emerging International Voices

A college student in New Delhi, India, connected with the free library movement as astudent-leader of The Community Library Project.

Simpy Sharma private What’s a library to you?

It is a part of me, a part of who I am. Library is like my second hand. Without it I am incomplete. I felt blessed that the Library is part of my life, my favorite place and my family. I learnt all things because of our library.

What’s the single most essential thing you need in your everyday work?

Phone/laptop with internet

What was the most memorable experience you ever had in a library?

For the first time we, the student council, organised an event “Christmas ki party” without taking help from our Librarians and Volunteers. We planned all things, from start to finish. And finally when our event finished our happiness was doubled when we saw our members happy.

On Social Media

Simpy Sharma - Emerging International Voices for Library Advocacy. The Goethe-Institut Programme with IFLA Goethe-Institut | created with Canva | CC BY 4.0

Statement on digital libraries
Helping the community through difficult times

Closed colleges, closed schools, closed libraries. In times of Corona digital libraries are needed more than ever. Not only do they provide food for the minds of the young, they also help libraries stay connected with their members. But there are not only advantages.

Simpy Sharma – Emerging International Voices for Library Advocacy. The Goethe-Institut Programme with IFLA Goethe-Institut | created with Canva | CC BY 4.0

Is there a recipe for a successful digital library?
Libraries and Thinking

It was a big step for a community library in New Delhi to build a digital library during the lockdown. This global platform highlighted the potential of what digital libraries can accomplish, provided they are accessible.

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