Can E-Books and Libraries Coexist?

Dec 10, 2012

Print — literature, journalism, you name it — has experienced an extended obituary over the last decade, alongside the rise of digital media.

But a recent Pew study found that even as sales of e-readers like Nook and Kindle grow swiftly, young people still frequent libraries more than you might think, and print books remain popular. Even the most plugged-in lit fans are not ready to abandon print as a dead medium. In fact, e-book readers consume more books annually, no matter the format.

For access to ebooks available to Wyoming residents from their Wyoming libraries, go to http://gowyld.net/econtent/index.html

To learn more, including who reads fastest — print or e-book readers — check out the infographic below, courtesy of TeachingDegree.org.

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