Thursday, May 2, 2013

Families, libraries and reading study

The vast majority of parents of minor children — children younger than 18 — feel libraries are very important for their children. That attachment carries over into parents’ own higher-than-average use of a wide range of library services. Parents (especially mothers) are also more likely than other adults in expanding library services, including tech-related services. Furthermore, lower income parents are more likely to view library services as very important. These conclusions reinforce the importance of families and libraries in children's reading habits.
Miller, et al. (2013). Parents, children, libraries, and reading. Washington, DC: Pew Research Center.