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ERIC Number: ED171305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
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The Use of Children's Magazines in a Public Library.
Belsches, Jane Faust
This study determined the percentage and kinds of use of children's magazines in the Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Public Library and developed a user profile. Observation in the children's room, conducted for 31 hours over a six-week period, found that: (1) a little over six percent of the people who enter the children's room use or check out a magazine; (2) fewer than half of those who use a magazine in the library read a magazine article; (3) the magazines that were used most frequently were often not those that had appeared on recommended lists of titles; (4) several patrons seemed unaware of the magazine circulation policy, and others mentioned having some of the same magazine titles at home. Findings of the study indicate a need for a more comprehensive evaluation of the public library's magazine service to determine patrons' needs and interests. An observations chart and a selected bibliography on children's magazines and participant-observation are included. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A