About PDPL

A long cherished dream of all the readers and cultural activists of Palakkad is bearing fruit in the form of Palakkad District Public Library at Palakkad town, the District Head Quarters of Palakkad District.

Vision - Aims & Objectives

  • To give the serious readers and general public of Palakkad District services of a District Public Library.

  • To give motivation to people of Palakkad for cultivating serious reading habit.

  • To provide them facilities for reading classics of world literature and to help the needy people in doing research in various subjects.

  • To help the youth to increase and develop their horizon of knowledge.

  • To provide all needy people who desire to have higher studies, development of natural skills by way of proper reference of rare books and guidance. etc.

  • To institute a big Library with a large collection of Books in English, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and other Indian Languages which can be utilized by Book loving people, students, research scholars for lending, reading ,reference etc.

  • To provide facilities for reading News Papers and Periodicals of English and Malayalam free of cost.

  • To create center of activities for the cultural activists and letter loving public.

  • To start a digital library of Books and Films.

  • To provide facilities for projection of Films

  • To provide facilities for children for reading and relaxation.

  • To provide facilities for artists to show case their works.

  • To host important literary sessions in association with Kerala Sahithya Academy, Kendra Sahithya Academy etc

  • To work in association with various Universities of India as their centre for reference etc

Palakkad District Public Library Committee

Chairman

  • Smt. P. Marykutty I A S
  • District Collector
  • Palakkad 678 001.

Vice Chairman

  • P K SUDHAKARAN
  • Social Activist
  • Palakkad.

Vice Chairman

  • C P PRAMOD
  • Advocate, “ Sree Pournami”
  • Stadium Bye Pass Road,Palakkad 678 001.

Secretary

  • Mr. T.R.Ajayan
  • Joshila, West Yakkara
  • Palakkad 678 001

Treasurer

  • Mr. K.Santhappan
  • “Granma”, Mundur PO
  • Palakkad
Name Designation
Sri. M. B. RAJESH M.P. Member of Parliament Member
Sri. SHAFI PARAMBIL M.L.A. Member
Smt. K. SANTHAKUMARI President District Panchayath Member
Smt. PRAMEELA SASIDHARAN Municipal Chairperson Member
Sri. T K NARAYANA DAS President Library Council Member
Sri. M. KASIM Secretary District Library Council Member
Sri. C. R. DINESH Member
Sri. N. RADHAKRISHNAN NAIR Member
Sri. G. P. RAMACHANDRAN Member
Smt. JYOTHIBI PARIYADATH Member
Sri. RAJENDRAN NAIR. B Member
Dr. P. G. PARVATHI WARRIER Member
Sri. A. K. CHANDRANKUTTY Member
Sri. RAJESH MENON Member
Adv. N. RAJESH Member
Sri. V. RAVEENDRAN Member
Sri. E. JAYACHANDRAN Member
Sri. RASHEED KANICHERRY Member
Prof. MOHANDAS. K Member
Prof. C. SOMASEKHARAN Member
Sri. P. PARAMESWARAN Member
PRINCIPAL OF GOVT. VICTORIA COLLEGE Member
PRINCIPAL OF MERCY COLLEGE Member
PRINCIPAL OF N.S.S. COLLEGE Member

History

In response to the constant requests and pressure from Palakkad District Public Library Committee, District Collector Palakkad allotted 30 Cents of Land to the Committee in Survey No: 1725/2 in Palakkad II Village of Palakkad Taluk adjacent to District Panchayath Office, Palakkad for the Construction of the Library Building. In this land utilizing an amount of RS 1.25 Crores sanctioned by Mr. N.N.Krishnadas , Former Honourable Member of Parliament from Palakkad Constituency , a building with three floors having a total plinth area of 960 Square Meter ( Ten Thousand Square Feet)has been constructed for housing Palakkad District Public Library. The building is having the following facilities like Reception Area, Property Counter, Circulation Counter, Library Area, Children’s Area, Digital & CD Library, Interne Café, Corners for famous authors of Palakkad District, Projection & Seminar hall, Store, Office, Librarian’s Room, Research Area, Reading Area, Periodical Area etc.

Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony

Mr.A.K.Balan, Hon’ble Minister for Electricity & Development of Backward Classes laid the Foundation Stone on 24th of August 2010 in a Public Function presided over by Mr.M.B.Rajesh.M.P and attended by Mr.K.K.Divakaran.M.L.A, Mrs. Subaida Issac District Panchayath President, Mrs.V.Devayani, Chair Person, Palakkad Municipal Council, Mr. K.V.Mohankumar.I.A.S , District Collector etc. The Civil and Electrical works have been executed by Nirmithi Kendra Palakkad.

Total Budget

We intend to have model Public Library and the total Project Cost involved is about RS 5,00, 00,000.00 (Rupees Five Hundred Lakhs only). The Split up is as follows.

Count Process Rs Amount
1 Cost of Land Rs 2,25,00,000.00
2 Cost of Construction of Building ( 10800 Sq Ft) Rs 1,25,00,000.00
3 Purchase of Malayalam Books Rs 25,00,000.00
4 Purchase of Tamil, Hindi , Sankrit Books Rs 10,00,000.00
5 Purchase of Academic Books Rs 15,00,000.00
6 Purchase of English Books Rs 20,00,000.00
7 Purchase of Computers & Accessories Rs 8,00,000.00
8 Providing Surveillance System Rs 2,00,000.00
9 Purchase of Furniture Rs 12,00,000.00
10 Digitalization & Purchase of CDs Rs 15,00,000.00
11 Digitalization & Purchase of CDs Rs 15,00,000.00
12 Construction of Compound Wall Rs 5,00,000.00
13 Yard Paving & Gate Rs 5,00,000.00
14 Providing Public Address System and Projector & Allied Items Rs 3,50,000.00
15 Providing Televisions Rs 1,00,000.00
16 Providing UPS & Generator Rs 5,50,000.00
17 Blue Ray Player & Media Player Including Cabling Rs 1,50,000.00
18 Xerox Copiers , Printer & Cabling etc Rs 3,00,000.00
19 Providing Solar Energy & Allied Works Rs 5,00,000.00
20 Incidental Expenses , Unforeseen Items Rs 3,50,000.00
21 Total Rs 5,00,00,000.00

Sources of Fund

Palakkad District Public Library Committee proposes to raise this amount through Financial Assistances from M.L.A.Fund , M.P. LAD Fund,District Panchayath Fund, Contributions from Industrial and Corporate bodies of the District, Donations and Sponsorships from generous individuals of Resident and Non Resident Indians nature and from Membership campaign.

Inauguration

The Library was inaugurated on 29th of June, 2013 with a full day function attended by Mr.M.B.Rajesh.M.P, Mr.M.Chandran.M.L.A, Mr.M.Hamza.M.L.A, Mr.K.Achuthan.M.L.A, Mr.K.V.Vijayadas.M.L.A, Mr.N.Shamsuddeen.M.L.A, Mr. O.Rajagopal, Justice Chettur Sankaran Nair, Mr.C.K.Rajendran, Mr.T.N.Kandamuthan, Mr. P.M. Ali Asgar Pasha.I.A.S, Mr.N.N.Krishnadas.Ex.M.P, Mr.Vaisakhan, Mr.V.K.Sreeraman, Mr.K.E.N.Kunhahammed, ProF.V.N.Murali, Mr.P.A.Vasudevan, Mr. Mundur Sethumadhavan, Mr.Kureeppuzha Sreekumar, Mr.Murukan Kattakkata, Mr.Ravunny, Ms. O.V.Usha, Mr.T.K.Sankaranarayanan, Mr. Sreekrishnapuram Krishnankutty, Mrs. Sreedevi Olappamanna, Dr. K.N. Jayam,Mr.T.K.Narayanadas, Mr.T.N.Niranjan, Mr.E.Jayachandran, Mrs. Jyothibai Pariyadath, Mrs.Subhadra Satheesan, Mr.Jayakrisnan Vallappuzha, Mrs. O.A. Philomina, Mr.V.R.Sivadas, Mr.A.V.V.Potty, Mr.Hari Kodumtharappully etc.