Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




The elementary school library is still in the pioneer stage of development in the schools of Indiana. In truth, there are few elementary school libraries in the state in the correct definition of the words. Nevertheless some type of library service, although inadequate, is available to every school and pupil in the state. It is the purpose of this study to review the history of library service to children and to ascertain what the present types of library service to children are, and to give some information relative to the library programs that are followed by certain elementary schools in the state which employ a librarian or teacher librarian to administer the library.