Expanding Children’s Digital Literacy Experiences and Skills: Public Library Practices in Guangzhou, China

  • Qiong TangEmail author
  • Cuihong Wu
  • Yantao Pan
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 676)


This paper analyzes a series of digital literacy instruction programs provided by Guangzhou Children’s Library and Guangzhou Library, the main large public libraries providing services for children in Guangzhou. The paper found that all the programs were presented in the forms of games and contests that attracted learners and had good effects on expanding children’s digital literacy experiences and skills. Some guidelines were developed to help public libraries to successfully delivery digital literacy training and services for children in their communities including: making a good plan; identifying specific learning outcomes; promoting to the public; cooperating with other organizations to conduct digital literacy instruction; and, developing online digital literacy resources.


Digital literacy Digital literacy gap of children Digital natives Public library China 



This paper is supported by the program “A Survey on Children and Young Peoples’s Reading Habits in Guangzhou”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Information ManagementSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Guangzhou Children’s LibraryGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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