Role of school libraries in developing reading habits among children

Nayana, * and Jayalakshmi, * and Anusha, R and Bhat, Shivananda K (2014) Role of school libraries in developing reading habits among children. In: National Conference on Libraries and Librarianship in Transition: Challenges and Opportunities, 22-23 Aug 2014, Besant Evening College, Mangalore. (Submitted)

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Schools are regarded as second homes to children and they play a vital role in development of basic reading skills. Parents, teachers and libraries have to play an important role in motivating children to read books by creating a good reading environment to them which helps in developing the reading habits in children. It is also important to create reading habits in the children as they help them to continue the same when they move to higher level of learning. Apart from the books recommended for curriculum, children may be provided with story books, comic books, cartoon books and book related to history of our culture for reading which develops thinking skills and imagination. These types of books will enhance interest in reading among children. The services of the library should aim at creating reading habits among children. Children could be motivated to read more and more books by giving awards to those who visit the library and make best use of the services. The success of the school library depends on the willingness of the librarian and his patience to help the children in providing the books of their interest. He should be aware of the message given in Five laws of Library Science by Dr.S.R.Ranganathan and should put his best efforts to implement the same in the library.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: School library; reading habits; school library services.
Subjects: Departments at MU > Library and Information Science
MU Libraries > Health Sciences Library - Manipal
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2015 09:18
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2015 09:21

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