ERIC Number: ED104390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep-16
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation Report on the Demonstration Library Set Up at the Children's Unit School of Connecticut Valley Hospital.
Well, Maureen D.
Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH) is a state mental institution whose Children's Unit provides residential care and treatment, as well as educational and recreational programs for approximately 120 children suffering from severe emotional disorders. In January, 1974, a project was initiated to improve the library service being provided to these children. The physical facilities were improved, new high in interest/low vocabulary books purchased, and, for the first time, audiovisual hard and software were acquired. A library graduate student was hired to run the library two days per week. It was the feeling of the personnel involved that the library improvement project was a success--a great help to the children, teachers, and staff at CVH. Appendixes to this report contain supportive letters, periodical articles on the project, a table of program costs, and a listing of materials purchased for the library. (SL)
Descriptors: Costs, Demonstration Programs, Emotional Disturbances, Facility Improvement, Handicapped Children, High Interest Low Vocabulary Books, Hospitalized Children, Institutional Libraries, Library Collections, Library Expenditures, Library Facilities, Library Material Selection, Library Services, Program Descriptions, Reading Material Selection
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Library, Hartford. Div. of Library Development.