A Good Place to Start

A Good Place to Start!

Many librarians will tell you that kids stop reading nonfiction books sometime during the middle school years.

Over the years, I’ve often heard that stated in secondary schools, and used as an excuse for neglecting the nonfiction areas. (By the way, that’s not always the case. Many professionals look for ways to expand on nonfiction – to make the collection more professionally desirable. Perhaps this is something that we can discuss in these pages?) Are any of these reasons valid?

Let’s examine this. It’s said that the students are too busy with too many activities. They’re obsessed with gaming. They use databases exclusively for research. Nonfiction is boring. And finally – my kids only want to read fiction. 

I’d like to believe that all of these objections can be overcome! Some solutions might come to us as we discuss…