School libraries as catalyst for the development of reading culture among students

  • Chris E. Tralagba
  • Emmanuel E. Baro
Keywords: reading culture, school library, students, use of library, library hours

Abstract

The absence of reading culture in the primary and secondary school system has become a source of concern to all stakeholders in the education system. This study therefore used interview method to collect data from undergraduate students of the Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State on reading culture. The study revealed that those students that have visited and used school libraries before have built reading culture that has become part of them. Strategies such as: establishment of school libraries, time management by students, frequent use of libraries, adding library-hours to school timetable and conducive reading corner in homes were proffered as ways to improve reading culture among students.

Keywords: reading culture, school library, students, use of library, library hours

Published
2018-08-07
Section
Articles

Journal Identifiers


eISSN: 2360-994X
print ISSN: 2141-4297