ERIC Number: ED066197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
A Study of Exemplary Public Library Reading and Reading-Related Programs for Children, Youth, and Adults. Volume I and II.
Barass, Reitzel, and Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Case studies are presented of 30 public library reading and reading-related programs. Each case includes a description of the program, estimation of costs, and analysis of effectiveness. The 30 programs serve a variety of age groups: preschool children (N = 7), elementary school age children (N = 7), young adults (N = 6), adults (N = 5), and more than one age group (N = 5). The programs serve a wide range of socioeconomic groups: disadvantaged (N = 19) and non-disadvantaged (N = 11), urban (N = 19) and non-urban (N = 11). In cost, the programs range from an estimated total of $580 to $164,000. Their activities spread encompasses bookmobiles (N = 9), deposit collections (N = 9), and group activities (N = 12). The programs were selected from 243 public library programs nominated as successful by federal, state, and local library officials. Information on the 243 programs is presented respecting effectiveness (measured through a telephone survey), variety (in terms of funding source, targeted age group, literacy level, socioeconomic group, and program activities), and availability for field visits. Twenty of the 30 case-studied programs are identified as exemplary. These have had an identifiable reading or reading-related impact on certain of their participants at an estimated cost which is reasonable in relation to the extent of participant impact. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Barass, Reitzel, and Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
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