Investigation of Interactive Spaces for Preschool Children in Library Buildings

Güller E., Bilbay P.

TURKISH LIBRARIANSHIP, vol.30, no.3, pp.398-414, 2016 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.398-414
  • Keywords: Preschool children, interactive space, library buildings
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Since contemporary libraries adopt more interactive educational models every passing day, spatial organizations especially for preschool children constitute the main subject of this study. The aim of the study is to investigate - through examples-how spatial reflection of interactive education opportunities can be found in library buildings, which are alternative learning environments, in accordance with the development requirements for this age group. Searching for a spatial design that will help this illiterate user group acquire reading habit, enrich the transfer/acquisition of knowledge through different methods of reading and instill love of books and libraries was evaluated in the study. As a result, the significance of spatial design and interactivity in spaces along with the importance of strong partnerships and the library budget are emphasized in the achievement of the objectives through provided opportunities and enriching library services.