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Services and Resources for Children and Young Adults in Public Libraries
NCES: 95357
September 1995

List of Tables and Figures

Tables:


  • Table 1 --Percent of public libraries reporting how the ethnic diversity of children and young adults has changed in the last 5 years, by library characteristics: 1994
     
  • Table 2 --Mean number of weekly patrons in public libraries, number of hours that the library is open to the public, and number of hours that specialists are available, by library characteristics: Fall 1993
     
  • Table 3 --Number and mean number of public service librarians, children's specialists young adult specialists, and youth services specialists, by library characteristics: 1994
     
  • Table 4 --Demographic comparisons of 1993-94 data with data reported for 1987 and 1988
     
  • Table 5 --Percent of public libraries indicating various resources are available to children, by library characteristics: 1993-94
     
  • Table 6 --Percent of public libraries indicating various services are available to children, by library characteristics: 1993-94
     
  • Table 7 --Average number of times per year public libraries offer group programs for children, by age group, location of programs, and library characteristics: 1993-94
     
  • Table 8 --Percent of public libraries that occasionally or frequently work with specific programs or organizations, by library characteristics: 1993-94
     
  • Table 9 --Percent of public libraries that work with various programs or organizations: 1993-94
     
  • Table 10 --Average number of times per year public libraries offered group programs for adults who live/work with children, by type of program, location of program, and library characteristics: 1993-94
     
  • Table 11 --Percent of public libraries that maintain files or provide information or referral services regarding community services for children, by library characteristics: 1994
     
  • Table 12 --Percent of public libraries reporting the extent to which various internal factors are barriers to the library's increasing services and resources for children: 1994
     
  • Table 13 --Percent of public libraries that maintain a distinct young adult collection of books and materials, by library characteristics: 1994
     
  • Table 14 --Percent of public libraries indicating various ways they serve young adults as a distinct user group, by library characteristics: 1994
     
  • Table 15 --Percent of public libraries indicating various resources are available to young adults, by library characteristics: 1993-94
     
  • Table 16 --Percent of public libraries indicating various services are available to young adults, by library characteristics: 1993-94
     
  • Table 17 --Percent of libraries reporting they worked with various organizations occasionally or frequently during the last 12 months, by library characteristics: 1993-94
     
  • Table 18 --Percent of public libraries indicating they occasionally or frequently engaged in various cooperative activities with local schools specifically for young adults, by library characteristics: 1993-94
     
  • Table 19 --Percent of public libraries indicating various factors are frequently a reason or the primary reason that some young adults in the community do not use the public library, by library characteristics: 1993-94
     
  • Table 20 --Percent of public libraries indicating various factors are reasons that some young adults in the community do not use the public library, by frequency: 1994
     
  • Table 21 --Percent of public libraries indicating various internal factors are moderate or major barriers to increasing services and resources for young adults, by library characteristics: 1994

 

Figures:

  • Figure 1. Public library patronage in a typical week: Fall 1993
     
  • Figure 2. Distribution of child and young adult patronage in public libraries in a typical week: Fall 1993
     
  • Figure 3. Most common age ranges reported by libraries to define children and young adults: 19941
     
  • Figure 4. Percent of public libraries, by weekly hours of operation: Fall 1993
     
  • Figure 5. Distribution of public service librarians in public libraries: 1994
     
  • Figure 6. Percent of public libraries having a children's specialist, young adult specialist, and youth services specialist on staff 1994
     
  • Figure 7. Availability of services and resources for children in public libraries and their usage in libraries with these services: 1993-94
     
  • Figure 8. Availability of less available resources and services for children in public libraries and their usage in libraries with these services: 1993-94
     
  • Figure 9. Percent of libraries offering group programs for children, by location and age group: 1993-94
     
  • Figure 10. Percent of libraries offering group programs at the library for children, by age group and year: 1989 and 1993-94
     
  • Figure 11. Percent of libraries offering group programs for adults who live or work with children, by location and type of program: 1993-94
     
  • Figure 12. Availability of children's services and resources for adults who live or work with children and their usage in libraries that have these services: 1993-94
     
  • Figure 13. Availability of various public library services and their usage by young adults in libraries with these services: 1993-94
     
  • Figure 14. Availability of less available resources and services for young adults and their usage in public libraries with these services: 1993-94


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