Pleasure Reading and the Role of Libraries: A Review of the Literature
Keywords:Pleasure Reading, Leisure Reading, Recreational Reading, Role of Libraries in Pleasure Reading
Pleasure reading soothes mental stress and dispels boredom from hectic pressure. A considerable number of studies have been conducted worldwide regarding pleasure reading. The purpose of this study is to conduct a state-of-art review of pleasure reading. This review also covers the role of libraries for promoting pleasure reading to set up the potential research directions for future studies. The analysis and findings suggest that pleasure reading possess positive effect on following aspects - academic achievement, meta-cognition, self-realization, achieving potential quality, career enhancement and so on. From the reviewed literature it is observed that libraries and library professionals with the help of researchers, practitioners, and policy makers can foster a shared culture to promote pleasure reading trend among the enthusiast readers community.
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