Distance and closeness in Children's Libraries

The author of the article describes some results of a survey carried out in 2002 with users of children's libraries on two sites within the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines network. From remarks and interviews there appears to be a need to re-address the issue of space and proximity in terms of access to culture. If close affinity with the library as a place is obvious, the cultural distance and the distrust of the adult section are also expressed through the strategies to avoid and undermine pedagogical or cultural designs from the adult section.