The Importance of Children's Libraries in The Pandemic

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Yildiz, A. K. (2023). The Importance of Children’s Libraries in The Pandemic: A Case Study in Turkey. International Journal of Librarianship, 8(1), 11–30.
Received 2022-01-14
Accepted 2023-01-24
Published 2023-03-30


During tumultuous times, the need for information has become even greater. However, in pandemic process, not everyone could access information equally. Inequality of academic opportunity, especially among children, has increased all over the world.  As a developing country in Turkey, children’s access to information during the pandemic process hasn’t been conducted. Based on this problem, during pandemic we prepared an online education project first time in Turkey via a children’s library. Within the scope of the project, a total of 34 workshops in 12 different branches were prepared. During 14 days, 171 students between the ages of 6 and 10 were given 23 hours of training. This project highlighted how children’s libraries can be used as a learning center for disadvantaged children. As a result of the study, it was seen that providing new learning environments via the children’s library has positive effects on disadvantaged children and their families.


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