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District Library, Rewari
Rewari is a city of great historical importance. It dates back to Vedic period. It was part of 'Brahmavarta' the place where Vedic Culture developed. It is mentioned in Rigveda, Manu Simriti, Shathpat Brahmin and Mahabharata all ancient scriptures. Rewari was also known as the land of Yaduvanshi Ahirs.
There is a legend behind the name 'Rewari'. It is said that in the Mahabharta period there was a king named Rewat who had a daughter named Rewati. She was nicknamed Rewa. The king founded a city named 'Rewa Wadi' after her. Rewa married Balram, the elder brother of Lord Krishna and the city was donated to her as dowry. In course of time 'Rewa-Wadi' became 'Rewari'.
The last Hindu King of India during medieval period, Samrat Hem Chandra Vikramaditya, nicknamed 'Hemu' belonged to the city of Rewari. He started his career as gunpowder seller and became a King. He won 22 battles continously from 1553 to 1556 and ruled the entire north India from Punjab to Bengal.
The Rewari district was formed on Ist November, 1989 and the library was established in the same year as Sub-Divisional Library and was converted into a District Library on 17th January, 2007.
The library shares a rented building along with many other important offices at the Bal Bhawan. The library occupies a big hall that has beeen split very intelligently into different functional units to make optimum use of the space available.
The city of Rewari is located on Delhi-Gurgaon-Jaipur highway (NH 8) and is 80 Km (approx) from National Capital Delhi. The library is located a little distance from the main Bus Stand of the city. It is easily accesible and is located in the Bal Bhawan near Shiv Chowk.
- Mr Baljeet Singh
- Mr Ram Roop
- Mr Krishan Mohan
- Mr Narendar Sharma
- Mr Sita Ram Sharma
The library has following posts:
|Sr.No.||Designation||No. of Posts|
|1||Senior Librarian||Mr Sita Ram Sharma|
The library has a collection of 14000+ books. It is subscribing to 10 newspapers.
The Library Subscribes following Newspapers:
|Sr.No.||Name of Newspaper||Language|
|3||Times of India||English|
The library has more than 360 registered members till now.
- Adults Rs 500 (Refundable) + Fee Rs 10 (Non-Refundable)
- Children Rs 100
The library has two computers and is making use of SOUL software, though the automation proces is still in the initial stages.
Working Days and Work Hours
The library opens for public from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
The library remains closed on Fridays and last Saturday of every month and all the gazetted holidays.
Near Shiv Chowk,
Rewari (Hr.) 123401.
Ph.: +91 1274 220 612
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