The days of Library are counted in Kerala.Kerala has been in front of other States in India with regard to several qualities of life. In certain cases it equals even with the developed countries of the world. This was made possible only through several social movements and left organizations which fought for equality and literacy throughout. As part of their campaigns libraries were established in almost all villages and towns of the state.
These libraries became common meeting places for the local people and helped them know each other. Sharing of ideas and knowledges also took place there. Availability of News papers and radios in these libraries helped passing latest news throughout the village. Many developed the habit of reading and the tendency for learning got developed. There is no wonder that this State could become the first State to become completely literate.
Hence the role of libraries is so important in the growth of Kerala. Its development is only because of the people's changed attitude which they could learn from reading and discussing. These libraries are now facing a threat because of certain anti attitude of the Government. Government are thinking of stopping the payment of annual grants to these libraries, which are meant for purchasing new books and paying a small allowance to the person looking after the library and its books. Actually the fund is collected from the people as cess for the house tax (a small percent of the tax) through the local bodies such as Panchayaths, Municipalities, etc.