One-Year Enriched Library Experiences of Elementary School Students: A Case Study

Creative Commons License

Ozturk H., TAĞA T.

TURKISH LIBRARIANSHIP, vol.32, no.1, pp.7-18, 2018 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.24146/tkd.2018.27
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.7-18
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


This research was conducted to reveal the enriched library experiences of students with a case study. Ataturk Elementary School, located in the city center of Artvin, constituted the sample of this research. The enriched library environment was observed every two weeks for a year, one year after the opening of the library, and 15 students were interviewed, the library documents were examined. Findings of the study show the following results. Students were aware of the features of the enriched library in general, showed considerable interest in the early months after the library was opened, and used the library primarily for circulation. The library also contributed to the reading habits of the students. Despite these benefits, it was clear that some problems stemming from the nature of the enriched library emerged during the process.