The Baroda Library Movement was a library movement that took place in the Indian state of Gujarat in the early 20th century. It was led by a group of intellectuals and social reformers who were committed to promoting literacy and education in the region.
The movement began in 1909, when a group of educated and socially conscious individuals in the city of Baroda (now Vadodara) formed the Baroda Public Library Association. The association established the Baroda Public Library, which was the first public library in Gujarat, and began to organize lectures, debates, and other cultural activities in an effort to promote knowledge and learning among the people of the city.
The Baroda Library Movement was successful in spreading the idea of public libraries throughout Gujarat and played a significant role in promoting literacy and education in the state. It also inspired similar library movements in other parts of India, which helped to establish a network of public libraries throughout the country.