Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Young adults like libraries and books, new study finds

Good news for American public libraries: Despite growing up in an increasingly digital world filled with iPhones, tablets, texts and tweets, young people ages 16 to 29 use the library more than any other age group, a new study finds.
According to the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, this demographic is just as likely to borrow a book—like, those bound and printed on paper—and is more likely than their elders to have read one.

The survey, found that 75 percent of 16-to-29-year-olds—so-called "digital natives"—have read a printed book in the past year, compared with 64 percent of those 29 and up.
More findings from the Pew study:
• 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.
• Younger patrons are significantly more likely than their elders to use libraries as places to sit and read, study, or watch or listen to media; 60% of younger patrons say they go to the library to do this, compared with 45% of library visitors ages 30 and older.
• 44% of library visitors under age 30 have used a library’s computers, internet, or a public Wi-Fi network, compared with just 27% of those ages 30 and older.

I think this is a good piece of news, even though it doesn't have Malaysian students in it but as a library enthuthiast and avid readers who has devoted my entire life promoting reading, i see this as a good enough sign. Maybe all the excellent Y A books in the market propel this and i am very happy.

Taken from yahoonews and here

Sunday, June 16, 2013

World's Longest Book Domino Chain

        It looks like plenty of fun. Wish we could do this is in Seseri, or couldn't we? *hint hint for next year's launching of Library Week. Btw,  love that there were people between the books doing reading in the video. So cool.