Investigation of the Present Situation of the Village Library in the Eastern and Midwestern Regions of China
Abstract This paper points out that the present situation of the construction of the village library after the village library era in the eastern and midwestern regions of China is, that the construction funds have been put in place, basic infrastructures have reached the standard, books update is slow, administrators can perform basic management work, and the use of the village library is difference. It proposes the sustainable development strategy of the village library after the village library era, namely making full use of the national financial allocations in order to have a stable financial support; setting up a village library alliance which take the public library as the main body to achieve resource sharing; accelerating the pace of the construction of digital village library; and strengthening the administrators’ training and exchange, so as to enhance the attraction and utilization of the village library.
Keywords Village library. Village library alliance. Grassroot library.