ERIC Number: ED167141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Guided Enrichment of Institutionalized Deliquents through Interest-Based Library Materials. George Junior Republic, Grove City, Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania State Library, Harrisburg.
The project described was undertaken at a private residential juvenile treatment center for boys 10 to 18 years old to present programs that would motivate reading and stimulate interest in human interrelationships. Staff sensitivity sessions, selection of current interest paperback books and magazines, and construction of storage units within each of the eight cottages were followed by activities that included group discussions on topics of interest led by library staff in individual cottages, presentation of a discussion on legal rights for all residents, a daytime lecture series during the summer months, and the setting up of a central room for the display and use of current interest library materials. Program evaluation indicated that reading scores improved for participants in the program and that staff members heartily accepted the program, as did the institution's residents. (MBR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Library, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act