Haripriya Bathula is the founder of ‘The Book Shelf’, Hyderabad’s best and award-winning library for children. She manages the library, curates the books and guides children to become independent readers. She loves telling stories and has co-founded 'Kathasagar: Stories and beyond'. She conducted several virtual programmes for children during the pandemic to keep them engaged. She strives to make the best of literature accessible to children and plans to add Manga comics collection to the library this year.