…and Pew Research gets it down:

“…print reading among younger Americans has remained steady: When asked if they had read at least one print book in the past year, the same proportion (75%) of Americans under age 30 said they had both in 2011 and in 2012.

“In fact, younger Americans under age 30 are now significantly more likely than older adults to have read a book in print in the past year … And more than eight in ten (85%) older teens ages 16-17 read a print book in the past year, making them significantly more likely to have done so than any other age group.

“Moreover, younger Americans have a broad understanding of what a library is and can be—a place for accessing printed books as well as digital resources, that remains at its core a physical space.

“Overall, most Americans under age 30 say it is “very important” for libraries to have librarians and books for borrowing…”

There…feel better now?

garfield Garfield
by Jim Davis

[Summary of the Pew report is here…]

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