How to Understand Yourself and People of Your Age across the World? Book Patchwork Collection for Young Adults Knows How

ALEKSEEVA, Maria (2014) How to Understand Yourself and People of Your Age across the World? Book Patchwork Collection for Young Adults Knows How. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2014 - Lyon - Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge in Session 221 - Library Services to Multicultural Populations. In: IFLA WLIC 2014, 16-22 August 2014, Lyon, France.

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How to Understand Yourself and People of Your Age across the World? Book Patchwork Collection for Young Adults Knows How

Nowadays the new generation of young adults appears in Russia, for whom foreign languages become a necessary part of their everyday life. They travel abroad, communicate with friends all over the world and make their successful career with the help of foreign languages. Along with the internet and e-books many young people would like to read printed books in foreign languages. However, library collections no longer fit the growing needs of young users. In this connection, the Russian State Library for Young Adults has developed a project called Book Patchwork – a special foreign language collection of fiction for young adults, about young people or written by young authors. The project itself is planned to last three years and its final goal is to build up the various and complete collection of young adult books in foreign languages and from different countries. We expect that the Book Patchwork collection will have a significant and positive impact on young adults’ interest in library services, books and reading in general. In our opinion, it gives young users an opportunity not only to read popular and up-to-date books in their original language, but to learn more about the lifestyle, thoughts and nature of interpersonal relationships of their peers. Moreover it is a great chance to form their own opinion on reading habits of today’s young adults from different countries.

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