Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Many of the elementary poetry books on the shelves of the Manson Northwest Webster Barnum Center library in Barnum, Iowa were not being checked out by students. By reading poetry from those books to third and fourth graders during library time the librarian hoped to stimulate interest in those poetry books and increase circulation of them. After keeping track of the poetry book circulation before and after reading poetry to the groups, the reading did in fact increase the circulation of the poetry books significantly at the .05 level.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of School Library Studies
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©2002 Mary Musselman
Musselman, Mary, "The Effects of Reading Poetry in Library Classes on Circulation of the Library’s Poetry Collection" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 3889.