Most popular leisure activity: browsing the internet, tied with reading...and more than watching TV!
What most motivates our community to read is good writing!
After suggestions from friends & family, browsing the library is the second most likely way to decide what books to read.
After mystery, historical fiction is the second-most popular genre (sci-fi and travel were the least popular).
Most still prefer physical books to e-books.
Respondents are more than 2x as likely to borrow from the library than purchase books.
58% of those who listen to audiobooks download from the library.
14% of respondents participate in a book club.
75% want more recommendations from the Library.
Nearly half of parents who responded have children under the age of 5.
52% of kids read more than 2 hours a week for fun...54% of those read more than 4 hours a week!
82% of kids under 9 like to be read to...49% age 9 to 12 still enjoy being be read to!
67% of parents rely on libraries for children's book recommendations.
90% of children age 9-12 use library materials to complete homework assignments.
82% of parents find what they are looking for when they visit the library (15% sometimes can).
Early reader books & chapter books were the most requested additions to the library (board books and graphic novels were the least requested).
84% of kids attend library programs.
91% of kids who attend library programs check out books from the library, too.
72% of kids age 5-12 have their very own library card.