Welcome To Trichur Public Library

A hundred and thirty years back, in 1873, to be precise, A. Sankarayya, the famous Diwan of Cochin convened a meeting of a handful of 21 youths and discussed how to help the reading public of Thrissur.

Books and a few periodicals were what is today called the print media but, they were much beyond the reach of even the elite of the society. The meeting took a far reaching decision to start a reading room in the small town, housing in a public building where the St. Mary's college library stands today. History tells us that it turned out to be a honeycomb for the headers - who were of course very few in numbers. The visitors of the Reading Room were limited to a few journals and books of the old type and it is continued to serve the people for six and half decades in the same premises, growing gradually and feeling strongly the inconveniences of an old building.

KING GEORGE V SILVER JUBILEE HALL

OPENED BY
SIR SHANMUKHAM CHETTY, K.C.I.E.
DIWAN OF COCHIN.

DECEMBER 14, 1938.

V.K.ARAVINDAKSHA MENON ESQ.
ASSOC.A.I.E.E.A.S.M.E.

CHIEF ENGINEER

GEORGE ATTOKARAN ESQ.B.E.

ASSISTANT ENGINEER

N.O.INASU ESQ-CONTRACTOR.