Cultural behaviour at the children library of G. Pompidou Centre

The decision and the way to attend the library depend on the sociocultural background. Children from professional and intellectual classes come because they have been encouraged by their family; they are generally accompanied by their parents, as the cultural leisure of each other takes place at the same time. For the children of the middle-class, going to the library means a break from their family and also meeting up with their friends again. These two attitudes correspond to two representations of the library : the attendance of such a vital organ is natural and obvious for the children of upper classes. As for the others, it is a priviledged place for research which corrects the cultural differences and brings some educational help. Through a pedagogical bias, the library tames the regular customers and erases the cultural differences.