Pew Internet & American Life Project. October 18, 2013.
The number of Americans ages 16 and older who own tablet computers has grown to 35%, and the share who have e-reading devices like Kindles and Nooks has grown to 24%. Overall, the number of people who have a tablet or an e-book reader among those 16 and older now stands at 43%. Up from 25% last year, more than half of those in households earning $75,000 or more now have tablets. Up from 19% last year, 38% of those in upper-income households now have e-readers. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
Pew Internet & American Life Project. May 1, 2013.
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. The ties between parents and libraries start with the importance parents attach to the role of reading in their children’s lives. Half of parents of children under age 12 (50%) read to their child every day and an additional 26% do so a few times a week. Those with children under age 6 are especially keen on daily reading with their child: 58% of these parents read with their child every day and another 26% read multiple times a week with their children. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
http://libraries.pewinternet.org/files/legacy-pdf/PIP_Library_Services_Parents_PDF.pdf [PDF format, 92 pages].
American Library Association. April 18, 2013.
Libraries and library staff continue to respond to the needs of their communities, providing key resources as budgets are reduced, speaking out forcefully against book banning attempts and advocating for free access to digital content in libraries, with a keen focus placed on ebook formats. These and other library trends of the past year are detailed in the report. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
Pew Internet & American Life Project. January 22, 2013.
The internet has already had a major impact on how people find and access information, and now the rising popularity of e-books is helping transform Americans’ reading habits. In this changing landscape, public libraries are trying to adjust their services to these new realities while still serving the needs of patrons who rely on more traditional resources. In a new survey of Americans’ attitudes and expectations for public libraries, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project finds that many library patrons are eager to see libraries’ digital services expand, yet also feel that print books remain important in the digital age. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
http://libraries.pewinternet.org/files/legacy-pdf/PIP_Library%20services_Report_012213.pdf [PDF format, 80 pages].