Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations (Ages 16-30)

Once again, PEW (The Pew Internet & American Life Project) has published results of a study related to Public Libraries and Youth, this time focused on the age group of under-30 patrons. Some of their findings were a pleasant surprise!

Notably patrons under 30:

  • mix digital and print resources
  • retain a strong relationship with print media
  • read more books than their older-patron counterparts
  • want designated areas (teen, computer, collaboration, childrens, quiet reading)
  • study and meet up in the libarary

Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations

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Americans ages 16-29 are heavy technology users, including in using computers and internet at libraries. At the same time, most still read and borrow printed books, and value a mix of traditional and technological library services.
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