Reading habits of younger Americans



An interesting report on the reading and library usage of Americans 16-29.

Go to the Pew Internet Website

Among the main findings:

  • 83% of Americans between the ages of 16 and 29 read a book in the past year.
  • Among Americans who read e-books, those under age 30 are more likely to read their e-books on a cell phone (41%) or computer (55%) than on an e-book reader such as a Kindle (23%) or tablet (16%).
  • Overall, 47% of younger Americans read long-form e-content such as books, magazines or newspapers.
  • 60% of Americans under age 30 used the library in the past year.
  • Many of these young readers do not know they can borrow an e-book from a library, and a majority of them express the wish they could do so on pre-loaded e-readers.

Photo from Fremont County Library in Lander on Snapshot Day. 

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