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Why Families Are Coming Back to Libraries
Information Today - Medford
Subjects: United States; Service industries not elsewhere classified
Author: Anonymous
Date: Jun 2013
Start Page: 10
Pages: 1
Section: special report
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Admit it. Librarians were never really worried about losing their value in the eyes of their patrons or that television or videos could ever take the place of a really good book or that libraries are just great places for families. "Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading," a new report released in May 2013 from the Pew Research Center and written by Carolyn Miller, Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie, and Kristen Purcell, points to the critical role libraries still play in parent-child relationships. Ninety-four percent of parents report that libraries are important for their children (younger than 18); 79% of parents admit that libraries are "very important."

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