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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Young Readers (Indonesia)

Librarians Key to Persuading Young Readers to Love Books

Arya Dipa | June 14, 2015

...In this high-tech, information age, when many children are easily distracted by gadgets and computers, there are now fewer children who are willing to read books, let alone visit a library.
Culture and Primary and Secondary Education Minister Anies Baswedan also openly shared his concern about the problem. “Only one out of 10,000 [Indonesian] people has an interest in reading,” he recently said, referring to data from the United Nations’ cultural agency UNESCO.
While most people are likely to blame parents and the technology factor for children’s low interest in reading, not many of them are aware of the potential role of librarians in nurturing children’s love of books.

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