Welcome To Andhra Pradesh Library Association

Andhra Desa Grantha Bhandagara Sangham, established on 10th April, 1914,
is the first library association in India and it was later named as Andhra Pradesh Library Association.
In the first meeting of the Association in Vijayawada, poet laureate Dr.Chilakamarthy Lakshmi Narisimham Pantulu
gave an inspirational message concluding with this thought provoking poem.

“The Sun’s light brightness everything;
So shall knowledge dispel darkness
And brightens every life

Air gives life to all and is freely accessible;
So shall knowledge be within the reach of all
Breathing life’s vigour into them

Clear water quenches the thirst of all;
So shall knowledge satisfy

The curiosity of the all the curious
And the hunger of the hungry for it.”

Extending Help

The APLA is not only involved in the activities of printing and publishing of books and journals but also in furnishing information through correspondence for the smooth running of various Libraries.

Library Education

Since its inception, the APLA has been functioning with the sole aim of taking Library movement into the public. With changing times and circumstances Late Sri Paturi Nagabhushanam felt the need of establishing a library for the benefit of the public in and around at a central place of the city.

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Our Pioneers

Iyyanki Venkata Ramanaiah

Gadicherla Hari Sarvottama Rao

Paturi Nagabhushanam