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Promoting Children's Love of Reading through Vacation Reading Programs in Public Libraries: Focusing on Four Public Libraries in Seoul

Chung Jin Soo 1

1덕성여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of the study is to suggest a conceptual framework for the vacation reading programs in promoting children’s love of reading in public libraries. Within the conceptual framework of free voluntary reading (FVR), the study identified the concept of reading that public libraries should pursue in developing children’s reading programs and analyzed current vacation reading programs that four public libraries in Seoul held during winter and summer vacations of 2013. More specifically, the study analyzed (1) their purposes, (2) durations, targeted children groups, the number of children users, (3) their instructors, (4) the content design of the programs, (5) selected books, and (6) completion certificates and rewards for participation. Lastly, the study discussed whether the programs satisfied the characteristics for promoting free voluntary reading and played the roles for vacation reading programs in public libraries. The results of the study suggest the need for shifting the current vacation reading programs to be more inclusive, so that more children can develop to learn love of reading.

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