E-Reading: How has it changed in recent years?

When Out of Print was released, 20% of American adults own an e-reader and 20% own a tablet. Since then, the use of tablets and cellphones to read books has increased substantially:

  • In 2011, 4% read on a tablet, 7% on an e-reader, 7% on a desktop or laptop, and 5% on a cellphone.
  • In 2016, 15% read on a tablet, 8% on an e-reader, 11% on a desktop or laptop, and 13% on a cellphone.

Millennials in Public Libraries?

IMG_1604More than half of adults between ages 18-35 visited a public library in the course of a year, according to a 2016 Pew study, compared to 45% between the ages of 36-51 and 43% between 52 and 70. This may be in part because libraries are changing and offering new services, like courses in practical subjects, and providing social space.