Influence of stakeholders support on the use of public library services by children in Kaduna State
This study focused on the Assessment of stakeholders support in the use of public library services by children in Kaduna State. Three research questions were used in the study. The research questions sought to find out Stakeholders that provide support for children to use Public Libraries in Kaduna state, strategies implored in soliciting stakeholders support and how the stakeholders support has influenced the use of public library services by children in Kaduna State. The research method adopted was survey research method, the population of the study comprised of all the librarians in Kaduna State Public Libraries with the total of seventy eight (78) , since the population was not too large, there was no sample therefore the whole population was used. Structured questionnaire containing closed-ended questions was used. Data collected from the research questions was analyzed using frequency, tables and percentages. The findings of the study revealed that the public library services for children in Kaduna State lack adequate support from relevant stakeholders. Majority of the support gotten was from the State Government authors and publishers. The study concluded that there is need to encourage relevant stakeholders to support the use of public library services for children in Kaduna state. It was recommended among others that there should be a strong synergy between the relevant stakeholders in order to improve the use of public library services for children in Kaduna State.
Keywords: Stakeholders, Public Library, Children services