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Identifying the Extra Services in Public Libraries of Kermanshah Province and their Role in Attracting and Retaining Children and Adolescents
Marzieh Adibmanesh Mrs., Ali Akbar Khasseh Dr. * , Marzban Adibmanesh Dr.
Payame Noor University , khasseh@gmail.com
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify and explain the extra services of libraries affiliated with the public libraries of Kermanshah province and their role in attracting and retaining children and adolescents to the library.
Method: In this research, a triangulation mixed methods design has been used. A questionnaire, a check list, and interview with librarians were used to collect data. The statistical population consists of the patrons and librarians of public libraries in Kermanshah province.
Results: The results of the research indicate that the Quran teachings, storytelling, reading and drawing competitions, celebrations and religious ceremonies, summer study, literary center, book exhibitions, and introducing new books are among secondary (extra) programs implemented in public libraries. There is no movie, music, or reading group in any of the libraries. Satisfaction with the painting program, reading competitions, storytelling and Quran education, book fair is higher than other services. The most important barriers to providing side services, lack of funds and facilities, lack of adequate space and lack of human resources.
Value/Origin: The provision of extra services in the public libraries of Kermanshah province has a positive and influential role in shaping the personality of children and adolescents. Also, these programs play an important role in the optimal use of leisure time and the encouragement of cultural-artistic activities for the cultural development of the community.
Keywords: Secondary Services, Public Library, Attraction, Children and Youth
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Type of Study: quantitative | Subject: childrens studies, childrens litrature studies
Received: 2018/01/23 | Accepted: 2018/10/26
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