Library is one of multiple activities of Pragati Mitra Mandal. Whereby mandal introduce its members to world of books, catering need of people for knowledge and information.

The library was started in the year 1940 and has been named after its donor’s name “SHREE KANJIBHAI VITHALDAS PAREKH” library. There is small library too for kids – it was named “B. RANCHHIDDAS LIBRARY”.


Library is having about 1500 books. Every year books worth Rs.25,000/- is purchased. Gujarati Sahitya Acadamy of Maharashtra Government gives frant for purchase of books. Donation of books from members / people is welcome.

Book collection causes various subjects e.g. Novels, short stories, Poetry, Drama, Personal Development, Social – Political affairs etc etc.

Authors range are very wide say from Govardhanram Tripathi ( author of Saraswatichandra ) to currently in demand say Chetan Bhagat, Ashwini Bhat, Kajal Oza, Ashwini Bhatt, Swami Satchidanand, OSHO, Tarala Mehta etc.


One has to pay refundable deposit of Rs.200/- and can take one book at a time for 15 days. For kids library refundable deposit is Rs.50/-

No Monthly / Annual subscription. Timing 10.30 to 11.30 am Morning from Monday to Saturday.

Library in charge : 1) Chairperson : Ramesh P. Shah
2) Co-chairperson : Ramesh Kaka