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Poor Reading Culture: A Barrier to Students Patronage of Selected Secondary School Libraries

Library Herald Year : 2010, Volume : 48, Issue : 1 First page : ( 1) Last page : ( 11) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Poor Reading Culture: A Barrier to Students Patronage of Selected Secondary School Libraries in ADO Local Government Area of Ekiti state, Nigeria

Fabunmi Francis Adesoji, Principal Librarian University of Ado, Ekiti, Nigeria.

Abstract The paper examines poor reading culture: A barrier to students patronage of Selected Secondary School Libraries in Ado Ekiti Local Government Area of Ekiti State. The design for the study is descriptive survey which utilizes questionnaire to collect data. Oral interview was also conducted. Tables and simple percentages were adopted in the data analysis. Results of the analysis show that computer and other media, harsh economic reality, societal demand for materialism, inadequate library materials among others are causes of poor reading culture of students in secondary schools. It also reveals that materials in secondary school libraries are not organized, inadequate, not relevant, school librarians not readily available among others constitute the reasons for poor patronage of secondary schools libraries. Concludes by giving recommendations towards the improvement of reading culture of secondary school students and the enhancement of the patronage of their school libraries.

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