The role and function of libraries and school libraries has been changing to keep pace with new technologies and information storage. This video clip explains it all. During the school Easter holidays be sure to visit the Public Library nearest you!
Research into Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading by Carolyn Miller, Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie and Kristen Purcell was released on 1 May by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. The findings and report cover:
- Library visits by children
- Parents themselves are considerably more likely than other adults to use library services
- Parents are more likely to be interested in expanding library services and adding future tech-related services
- Mothers stand out when it comes to reading and libraries
- Lower income parents are more likely to view library services as very important
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.
…This report is part of a broader effort by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project that is exploring the role libraries play in people’s lives and in their communities.