Designing a Library for Children Considering their Needs and Interests in the city of Qom, Iran
Currently, library plays a major role in the social, political, economic, and cultural development of a society. It also plays an important role in preserving and improving the culture, formal education, and self-education and leisure time. Library in the society where knowledge and communicative means become complex, plays a more important role than before. Children in the early years of their life have almost no knowledge of the world around themselves, and their readiness for its identification is largely affected by the environmental conditions. Considering the individual differences among children, every child should have the ability to understand, absorb, adapt, and coordinate with realities and foster his ideas and beliefs. Childhood is the most sensitive age period in people’s life, when the base of their personal, physical, and social growth is formed. In the present study, it was tried to design a library that is special for children to meet their needs where a childish and intimate space is provided, to be free from turmoil of the world of adults and filled with joy in which children find an opportunity to express new ideas and foster their capacities and creativity.