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Reading matters : what the research reveals about reading, libraries, and community

Author: Catherine Sheldrick Ross; Lynne McKechnie; Paulette M Rothbauer
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2006.
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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,
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ross, Catherine Sheldrick.
Reading matters.
Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2006
(OCoLC)609325509
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Sheldrick Ross; Lynne McKechnie; Paulette M Rothbauer
ISBN: 1591580668 9781591580669
OCLC Number: 62172776
Description: x, 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The company of readers / Catherine Ross --
Becoming a reader : childhood years / Lynne McKechnie --
Young adults and reading / Paulette Rothbauer --
Adult readers / Catherine Ross.
Responsibility: Catherine Sheldrick Ross, Lynne E.F. McKechnie, and Paulette M. Rothbauer.
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The authors assert that the library plays a vital role in the life of a reader from early childhood to adulthood, and provides a cogent case for making reading a priority in the library. It also  Read more...

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