Prabodhan Goragaon’s Prabodhanakar Thackeray Library’s new renovated edifice was inaugurated by the hands of well-known spectacular author Shri. Madhu Mangesh Karnik. Number of facilities are given in this library like an array of 16000 quality books, study room which has become basic need for students pursuing higher studies, free reading facility for number of daily newspapers, internet access etc. The main mind behind this concept was Shri. Subhash Desai (MLA and Shivsena Leader). Shivsena leader and MLA Hon. Dr. Neelam Gorhe, Lokbharati chairman and MLA Hon. Shri. Kapil Patil provided financial aid for this project. MLA and Shivsena Leader Hon. Shri. Gajanan Kirtikar and Hon. Shri. Ashok Naigaonkar, a famous marathi poet with a unique sense of humour also graced the occasion.
The mission of the Library is to facilitate creation of new knowledge through acquisition, organization and dissemination of books and providing number of value added services.
In Sanskrit it is claimed, "Granthaiv Guru", in Marathi there is a Proverb, "Granth Hech Guru" both have same meaning, i.e. Books are the best Philosopher, Guide and Guru for the path seeker at any moment in life.
We aim to provide wide and efficient access to the needed information in a service-rich environment to all our members. The library have a modern ambience, backed by efficient service and facilities, and supplemented by courteous and competent staff. Apart from providing the best of reading materials published in Marathi, we also provide quality and high-end books written in English and Hindi. Whether you are interested in the arts or culture, literature and fiction, the social sciences or history, our collection of books covers a wide spectrum of the written world. For the professional, our Library also offers books on Economics, Engineering, Information Technology, Law, Management, Medicine and Science and Technology.
Apart from the finest collection of books, the library has periodicals and newspapers. The eminent and well-known number of newspapers have been kept at free of cost to read.
An important and unique feature of our library is it’s fully automated library, powered by a tailormade software designed to make your experience in the library smooth and efficient. The computerised catalogue will help you find the book you are looking for, the automated check-in and check-out facility for the issue and return of books will mean no queues or waiting time.
Keeping in mind the increasing demand of new technology soon library will also provide Internet access. "A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. And not only so. It gives a relish, and facility, for successfully pursuing the [yet] unsolved ones." – Abraham Lincoln (September 30, 1859) A world of information and knowledge… waiting for you in Prabodhankar Thackeray library. Do visit!