Parents, Children, Libraries and Reading

Parents, Children, Libraries and Reading

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 Pew report discusses the implications of young library users– often deemed the “Bread-and-Butter” of the Public Library. One of the biggest arguments left out of elevator speeches I have heard in the past is the support that parents give to the public library.

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