Chinmaya Somnath – Library and Bookstore
“ Happiness depends on what you can give, Not on what you can get. ”- Swami Chinmayananda
The library of Chinmaya Somnath is a free service for registered Bala Vihar students. We have variety of books collections for the children. The books includes Panchatantra series, Vikram series and various other books covering Indian mythological and non Mythological stories. And stories on great leaders, patriots, kings and kingdoms. Children will learn cultural values from the stories.
Year by year, kids showing lot of interest in renting the books from the library. This year on an average we have about 100 to 120 checkouts per week. Due to high demand, currently we allow children to borrow books for one week and renew for additional one week. We encourage all Bala Vihar students to take advantage of this valuable resources. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note, for late and overdue books, we collect $1.00 for each overdue week. All the funds collected from the overdue fees are used to add more books to the inventory.
HELP NEEDED: The library is managed and organized by Chinmaya Mission Sevaks. Currently library team has 5 active sevak. If you wish to provide your seva, please click here and provide your details.
Reading Room Facility
Children can also enjoy BalaVihar monthly magazines and other periodicals while waiting or spending quiet time at Chinmaya Somnath. Adults can enjoy a wide range of spiritual literature . These books are in the Reading Room/ Teacher’s lounge located in the lower level. NOTE- These books are not for borrowing but strictly to read in the Reading room. If you wish to have your own copy of the Bala Vihar or Tapovan Prasad periodical, kindly subscribe at the Publication website.
We are pleased to inform our members and visitors that Chinmaya Somnath center has a bookstore where members and guests can take advantage to buy the Chinmaya Mission Publications. The book store has variety of the books written by our Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda, our pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda and other Swamiji’s and Acharya’s.
Book store also carries various digital publications such as DVD’s of Gurudev’s talks, various audio recordings, Bhajan CD’s etc. All publications available in book store are for Sale.
Recently the organizers have also added a library facility, where, readers can check out periodical publication as well as books on Vedanta, Hinduism, Yoga, and other scriptures, and return on completion. Please contact the book store for details.
The books tore of Chinmaya Somnath, called as “Chinmaya Vani” has a large display of books, the book store is part of the main building and is situated at the left side once you enter from the main door.
Chinmaya Vani has a warm and wonderful children’s corner, a special section for CDs and DVDs, and various categorical displays such as best-sellers, self-improvement, inspirational and devotional. With an emphasis on imparting Vedantic knowledge to all individuals in society.
All books are at reasonable price. We encourage our members and guest to take advantage of this facility.