Monday, December 16, 2013

Americans ♥ Libraries

Public libraries are more beloved than apple pie
American approval ratings rank public libraries at 94%, which is above congress (now in single digits!), journalists (28%), baseball (67%) and apple pie (81%). The Atlantic 

From the Pew Research Center:
  • 95% of Americans ages 16 and older agree that the materials and resources available at public libraries play an important role in giving everyone a chance to succeed;
  • 95% say that public libraries are important because they promote literacy and a love of reading;
  • 94% say that having a public library improves the quality of life in a community;
  • 81% say that public libraries provide many services people would have a hard time finding elsewhere.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A best-of-2013 Book List — that is NOT A LIST


Try NPR’s Guide To 2013’s Great Reads, it's fun! You combine categories you are interested in to filter through more than 200 titles. And read why NPR decided to try something new.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Print books or eBooks, which do teens prefer?


Sixteen to 24-year-olds are known as the super-connected generation, obsessed with snapping selfies or downloading the latest mobile apps, so it comes as a surprise to learn that 62% prefer print books to ebooks. Learn why. The Guardian