A recent report indicated that millennials in America are more likely to have visited a public library in the past year than any other adult generation. This came from the Pew Report in their article, “Millennials are the most likely generation of Americans to use public libraries.”
A new analysis of Pew Research Center survey data from fall 2016 finds that 53% of those aged 18 to 35 at the time say they used a library or bookmobile in the previous 12 months. That compares with 45% of those aged 36-51 (Gen Xers), 43% of those aged 52-70 (baby boomers) and 36% of those aged 71+ (the silent generation). This particular query applied to the term “public libraries,” in contrast to academic libraries.
Furthermore, members of the youngest adult generation are also more likely than their elders to have used library websites.
Melody K. Smith
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