This article is from a few years back, but I think this summer is an excellent time to catch up on it.
Libraries Are Always Being Told We’re Obsolete
Usually librarians are constantly being asked to comment or being told that libraries are worthless now that there is the internet. However, as the recent push back against Forbes and their opinion piece that Amazon would do it better than libraries has shown, libraries actually are very busy places offering all kinds of services and they are being appreciated.
But We’re NOT
From the interview linked to below:
“According to a new Pew Research Center report, those under 30 were more likely to have read a book in the last year than those over the age of 30. And they’re more likely to use the library as well.”
So this is very good news that Millennials and the up and coming generations appreciate libraries more than their direct elders. Take the tip and stop by our libraries here at Kirkwood or your local public library today!
On-going surveys have continued to support these findings.
People Prefer Print Books