In Pakistan, access to quality reading material is mostly to urban areas and relatively to the more affluent classes. The schools and even parents don’t motivate their children any more to read any material other than text books. In addition, factors like low literacy rate, high cost of quality books, and poor economic conditions have not allowed a reading culture to flourish. In the presence of such constraints, the Mobile Bus Library Program can help to address the challenge of bringing diversified, quality and attention grabbing reading material to the students of elementary grades in selected locations.
These mobile bus libraries will provide readers with the opportunity to learn about different cultures, people and places. The mobile bus libraries are an essential tool through which children of Pakistan can be empowered with diversified knowledge.
Mobile bus libraries also overcome the fundamental problem of access to library services particularly for children from low income families. Through a mobile bus library, access to quality reading material can be easily ensured which in return will help in promoting the habit of reading.