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Geronimo Stilton series

Geronimo Stilton is an Italian children’s book series published by Edizioni Piemme of Milan, Italy, since 2000. Although the series credits its title character as the author, the idea was originally thought of by Elisabetta Dami. On older novels, the copyright is issued to a pseudonym “Geronimo Stilton”; this was changed on newer books. The books are intended for readers in the 6–12-year-old age range. Scholastic Corporation has published the English version of the series in the US since February 2004, and the books are published by Sweet Cherry Publishing in the UK. The series has sold over 140 million copies worldwide, and with 249 editions it is one of the best-selling book series ever written.

Wimpy Kid series

Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid is an international bestselling series that really has been loved by children everywhere, and with good reason. The series is known for its quirky stories, hilarious illustrations and ever-relatable hero, Greg Heffley. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid books also have a reputation for being excellent books to give to reluctant readers to help them engage with stories that are both entertaining and easy-to-read.

Goosebumps series

Goosebumps is a series of children’s horror fiction novels by American author R. L. Stine, published by Scholastic Publishing. The stories follow child characters, who find themselves in scary situations, usually involving monsters and other supernatural elements. From 1992 to 1997, sixty-two books were published under the Goosebumps umbrella title. Various spin-off series were written by Stine: Goosebumps Series 2000, Give Yourself Goosebumps, Tales to Give You Goosebumps, Goosebumps Triple Header, Goosebumps HorrorLand, Goosebumps Most Wanted and Goosebumps SlappyWorld. Another series, Goosebumps Gold, was never released. Goosebumps has spawned a television series and merchandise, as well as a series of feature films, starring Jack Black as Stine. Since the release of its first novel, Welcome to Dead House, in July 1992, the series has sold over 400 million books worldwide in thirty-two languages, becoming the second-best-selling book series in history, after J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter.

The Famous Five series

The Famous Five are among Enid Blyton’s best-loved creations and countless children have gone adventuring with them since the publication of Five on a Treasure Island in 1942, the first of twenty-one full-length adventures and numerous short stories. Armed with maps, torches, packets of sandwiches and a plentiful supply of ginger-beer, Julian, Dick, Anne, their tomboy cousin George (Georgina by rights) and Timmy the dog like nothing better than to spend their holidays hiking and biking, camping and exploring by themselves, invariably falling into adventure.

Percy Jackson series

Also known as Percy Jackson & the Olympians, the book series by Rick Riordan is about a young man who, as you may have guessed, is called Percy Jackson. For those unfamiliar with the Riordan’s Olympian fictions—which is to say, people without children between the ages of seven and seventeen—their hero, Percy Jackson, thinks he is just a kid with a learning disability and a troublesome tendency to get kicked out of school, until he learns that his difficulties can be explained by the fact that he is a demigod, the offspring of Poseidon and a mortal woman. In the first book of the series, “The Lightning Thief,” Percy gets shipped off, at the age of twelve, to Camp Half Blood, a refuge on Long Island populated by his demigod peers. There he learns the skills becoming of his lineage—sword fighting looms large—and discovers his own peculiar gifts: even when injured, he is miraculously healed and empowered by water.

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Welcome! This is your library’s blog. It is like a window of your library to the Web-world. Or, in other words, it is your library’s part of the Web. It offers you a wonderful opportunity to get to know your library better (if you belong to KV Port Trust, Kochi). You will find the following resources here.

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About the library

WORKING HOURS
Shift I: 7.00AM to 12.30PM
Shift II: 12.30PM to 6.00PM
LIBRARY STATISTICS AS ON 31/10/2018
1. Total number of books: 15519
2. Number of Reference books: 1650
3. Number of Hindi books: 2993
4. Number of Donated books: 637
5. Number of Textbooks: 1061
6. Number of General (Fiction and Non-fiction) books: 11682
7. Number of Condemned books: 2039
8. Number of Periodicals: 22
9. Number of Newspapers: 6
10. Number of users (Students): 785+745
11. Number of users (Teachers): 41+47
12. Number of books issued on any given day: 140
13. Number of books issued since April 2018: 2364
14. Number of recommendations received for purchase of books per year: 50
15. Amount of budget alloted: Rs.50,000/- for each shift
16. Number of books added since April 2018: 294
17. Number of books condemned/weeded out in the previous year: 122
LIST OF NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS
		
SL NO	PARTICULARS OF ITEM	    NO OF COPIES
NEWSPAPERS		
1	The Hindu				3
2	The New Indian Express			2
3	The Times of India			2
4	Business Line				1
5	Malayala Manorama			3
6	Mathrubhoomi				2

PERIODICALS
WEEKLIES		
1	The Week				1
2	Sportstar				4
3	Magic Pot				5
4	Thozhil Vaartha				1
5	Thozhil Veedhi				1
FORTNIGHTLIES		
6	Frontline				2
7	Vanitha (M)				1
8	Grihalekshmi (M)			1
MONTHLIES		
9	Tell Me Why				4
10	Pratiyogita Darpan			1
11	Mathrubhoomi Aarogyam (M)		1
12	GK Today				1
13	Biology Today				1
14	Chemistry Today				1
15	Mathematics Today			1
16	Physics For You				1
17	Readers Digest				1
18	Competition Success Review		1
19	Fast Track				1
20	Dream 2047				1
21	Gyan Vitaranam				1
22	Bal Bharati (H)				1
LIBRARY AUTOMATION:
The library housekeeping operations are automated using a e-Granthalaya, a Library Management Software developed by National Informatics Centre, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.