Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Teen Trends and Pew Study

The School Library Journal recently featured an article on teen trends in the library, based on the latest Pew report. Major findings include:

* 85 % of 16-17 year-olds read at least one print book in the past year, making them significantly more likely to have read a book in this format than any other age group.

* 60 % of younger patrons say they go to the library to sit and read, study, or watch or listen to media, while only 45 % of library visitors age 30 and older do this.

* 67 % of younger Americans say they would be interested in a digital media lab for creating and uploading digital content; 27 % say they would be "very likely" to use such a resource.

Read the article by Karyn Peterson in its entirety.

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