Library Planning Research

The Children’s Library

Virginia A. Walter’s article, “The Children We Serve.”

The examples of different types of children who should be served:

the child as reader
the child in the information age
the child in the community
the global child
the empowered child

what about the gamer child..
“In everything bad is good for you” (Riverhead, 2005), Steven Berlin Johnson contends that video game players create new skills. In fact, many experience high levels of virtual decision-making that improve cognitive abilities.

Each child should have access to a myriad of learning spaces – blended with books, computers, notes, cell phones and calculators.