Hospitalized Children and Books: A Guide for Librarians, Families, and Caregivers

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Scarecrow Press, 1992 - Education - 136 pages
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In this revised and updated second edition, the author focuses on the goals and values of providing library services to hospitalized children, as well as showing how to go about doing it. All aspects of the hospital library program offered in the book story hour themes, poetry writing, developmental bibliotherapy, and procedures for reading aloud to the young patient have been hospital- tested. Anderson also considers the practicalities. The cognitive and emotional needs of the young patients who benefit from the interventions of books and stories are stressed. Drawings and photo."
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 ESTABLISHING A LIBRARY PRESENCE IN A CHILDRENS HOSPITAL
1
Chapter 2 BUILDING THE COLLECTION FOR THE HOSPITALIZED CHILD
7
Chapter 3 OFFERING A STORY HOUR FOR TODDLERS PRESCHOOLERS AND SIBLINGS
17
Chapter 4 STORY HOUR PROGRAMMING FOR TODDLERS PRESCHOOLERS AND SIBLINGS
25
Chapter 5 OFFERING A STORY HOUR FOR SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN AND SIBLINGS
31
Chapter 6 STORY HOUR PROGRAMMING FOR SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN AND SIBLINGS
39
Chapter 7 READING ALOUD TO THE HOSPITALIZED CHILD
47
Chapter 8 LIBRARY SERVICES TO CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
53
A TwoWay Street
85
Chapter 14 ESPECIALLY FOR FAMILIES
89
Professional and Volunteer Professional
98
Conclusion
103
Notes
105
Bibliography of Recommended Childrens Books
109
References
118
Resources
120

Chapter 9 THE BOOK CART ON THE PATIENT FLOORS
61
Chapter 10 BIBLIOTHERAPY WITH HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN
65
Chapter 11 POETRY WRITING IN A PEDIATRIC SETTING
72
Chapter 12 A FAMILY RESOURCE COLLECTION
81

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About the author (1992)

Marcella F. Anderson, Patient/Family Librarian at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH, was trained in Federal Program Title II. She has worked in library services to help children for twenty years, the last fourteen in a pediatric hospital setting, and has published frequently in magazines and journals.

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