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Reading Habits among Children in Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh: A Study

The main purpose of the present study is to know the reading habits of school going children in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. Survey method of research is used in the present study. The population of this study consists of children studying from 7th class to 10th class in the high schools of Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. In total 1008 children were selected from 42 schools using stratified random sampling method. 63.6% of children have library facilities 51.5% of the children visit the library without significant differences between boys and girls and English medium and Telugu medium. The rural children visit the library less than the urban children. Generally library periods is not provided in the time-table of the children. Teachers play the major role in the selection of books for the children. Most of the children depend upon class room notes given by their teachers. Usually the library-going habit among children is less.

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