Reading Matters

Reading Matters

What the Research Reveals About Reading, Libraries, and Community

Book - 2006
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A road map to the research on reading and libraries, and a cogent case for the library's vital role in the life of a reader--from childhood through adulthood.
Drawing upon data published in a variety of scholarly journals, monographs in education, cultural studies, media studies, and libraries and information studies, as well as their own research findings, these authors shatter some of the popular myths about reading and offer a cogent case for the library's vital role in the life of a reader. By providing a road map to research findings on reading, reader-response, audiences, genres, the value of popular culture, the social nature of reading, and the role of libraries in promoting literacy and reading, this guide offers a clear rationale for making pleasure reading a priority in the library and in schools.

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Ross (library and information studies, U. of Western Ontario) and co-authors make the case for the library's vital role in the lives of individual readers, and in the community as a whole. Drawing upon a review of the scholarly literature as well as original research, they look at the impact of libraries on each segment of the reading public--children, young adults, and adults. The volume features extensive bibliographical references as well as suggestions for further reading. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2006
ISBN: 9781591580669
Branch Call Number: 028.8 R7332r 2006
Characteristics: x, 277 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Rothbauer, Paulette M
McKechnie, Lynne


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