A Visit to the American Center

Under the International Exchange Programme selected students from the classes IX & X along with the Programme Coordinator Mrs. Aradhana Gambhir and Ms. Shweta Sharma got an amazing opportunity to visit the American Center. 
 
 
 
BVB in the American Library
Students were taken to the library and were hugely impressed by the American culture and the life of America. Apart from books the library consist of journals, English language learning materials along with DVD, newspapers, US government publications, survey reports and all Wi-Fi enabled zone. 
 
The library members encouraged students to take part in educational and cultural programs of the library which would help them to set their career in future. 
 
 
Facilities available in the library are:-
  •   Virtual catalog - borrowing privileges in all four libraries in person or by post
  •   Access to e- library USA
  •   Computers with internet access and MS office     
  •   Personalized reference service
  •   Multimedia facilities
  •   Photocopy and print services
  •   Library orientation and database training.        
 
Interaction with Mark
At last, the students were shown the American auditorium where they saw different presentations and enjoyed playing games. They also had a small interaction with a US diplomat named Mark. Students asked questions related to India-America relationship, strategic cooperation and many more. He answered all the questions happily about the life of US, things he liked about India and his thoughts about Indians. 
 
 
The visit was a unique experience and worked as a bond between the two cultures.
 
 
 
 
Students’ Experience
 
 
The library has got whatever we want from books to internet access and then on to watching movies. I think The American Library is the best place for doing research work and projects. The movies screened are free of cost, membership fee is very less and we can all visit the library with just a valid ID proof.
 
All of the staff members of the library are very friendly and are always ready to help us in every possible way. The library has books on every topic and is easily accessible.
 
I really enjoyed visiting the library and would like to visit the library again.
Afreen Zahra 
 
The American library in New Delhi is a public library available for use of all citizens. It provides citizens with timely, reliable and comprehensive information on a variety of topics ranging from American politics, government, economics and trade, literature, history and society, to the rule of law as well as global issues like human rights and the environment. Its mission is to promote mutual understanding between the people of India and the people of United States. I liked the library very much and would like to be a member to avail all the facilities. 
Sandipan Sharma