ERIC Number: ED306954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Your Child Use the Library.
Focusing on the cooperative role of parents and public libraries in stimulating reading interests in children of all ages, this booklet addresses the following issues: (1) getting children interested in reading (reading aloud to children; encouraging children to read to you; starting a home library; showing children that you enjoy reading; choosing books that you both like; looking for award-winning books; asking for help at the local library); (2) children visiting the library with parents or alone (including children, even toddlers, in weekly trips to the library; helping children get their own library cards; encouraging children to ask the librarian for help; setting rules and guidelines for children when they visit the library alone); and (3) library services (for preschool children including infants, toddlers 18-36 months old, and children 3-5 years; school age children, especially ages 7-9 years; teenagers; and special children, the gifted and the handicapped). A postscript briefly discusses adult services and a listing of sources for additional information is provided. (CGD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Childhood Interests, Disabilities, Gifted, Librarians, Library Role, Library Services, Parent Role, Preadolescents, Public Libraries, Reading Interests, Recreational Reading, Young Children
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.