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ERIC Number: ED151732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug-18
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Community Involvement in Developing Readers.
Reddin, Estoy
The community at large can make a definite contribution in helping children develop the desire to read. First, community groups can make books available to children through such methods as sponsoring book fairs and donating the proceeds to school libraries for the purchase of books. Other methods of making books available to children, used in the United States and other countries, include having children contribute their old books to school libraries, establishing book banks for the exchange of children's books, and giving old school library books to children. Bookstores may encourage children to browse among children's books or may establish a lending library, as a South American department store has done. A United States factory provides new children's books for employees to borrow, and other businesses sometimes have children's book collections. In addition to making books available to children, community members can read to children by volunteering to work with children in schools. Relationships with school volunteers are meaningful to children and can help them develop the desire to read. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the World Congress on Reading (6th, Singapore, August 17-19, 1976)