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Out of Print News Snippets

Millennials in Public Libraries?

More 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.

Who's reading now?

When Out of Print was released, one out of four Americans did not read a single print book in an entire year. In 2016, this number had not changed (recent Pew study). What else is new? Among those who did read, 65% had read a print book, 28% had read an e-book, and 14% had “read” (listened to) an audio book.


Jews of Libya News Snippets

Passover, once in Benghazi

"During the Seder we all took turns reading passages from the haggadah... It was read sometimes in several languages, in Hebrew, first and foremost, as well as Judeo-Arabic because everybody ...should understand it."