Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Parental Connection to Libraries Defined

Pew Study Reveals the Strong Connections Parents Have with Public Libraries 

What's the one thing that nearly all parents agree is valuable for their children? The library, of course! Ninety-four percent of parents say libraries are important for their children, according to new report by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project.

The study, "Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading," reveals the strong connections parents have with public libraries.

"This study echoes what librarians have heard from parents for years: libraries encourage and build a love of reading and books," said American Library Association President Maureen Sullivan in a statement. "Librarians provide more information and resources than any family can afford to have at home. Libraries provide a safe and welcoming space for reading and learning."

To read the study, click here