Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, with clear, cold streams and pine trees for company is a wonderful library - The Reading Raccoons Library, Thirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh. This library is the second chapter, the first being Faridabad, and is a welcome addition to the mountain community.
Children who usually busied themselves with school and household chores now tromp in to read books, feel them, listen to them being read aloud and spend time in the library. Tanushree Singh -author, reading group founder, teacher- is the library's founder and therefore a growing collection of excellent children's books are available.
If you are ever in this part of town, do drop with your kids, and you will leave with so much more.