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This study was created to discover what strategies or influences impact a student's selection of books from the school library. The purpose of this study was to discover how fifth grade students select library books when they are seeking resources for voluntary reading. Seven students were observed and interviewed after their library check out time. Students volunteered to participate in the study with their consent and with their parent's consent. The researcher met with each student and presented the students with the same six interview questions within the duration of four weeks. The interviews provided the researcher with further insight to what factors impacted the selection of particular books of subject matter. The findings revealed two main factors that influenced them in them selecting library books: the classroom teacher's directives and the topics or subject matter of the books.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Division of School Library Studies

First Advisor

Karla Krueger, First Reader

Second Advisor

Jean Donham


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