Take children to the library!

Recent Government reports show the importance of taking children to public libraries, to establish them as lifelong library users.

via the CILIP blog


“In summary, the reports show that:

  • Childhood is a critical age – it’s the time most people start a life-long habit of using libraries and adults who live with children are motivated to use the library to encourage them to read. 
  • While overall visits and book borrowing have declined, this is in a context of building closures, staff cuts and budget reductions, and satisfaction levels remain high.
  • The quality and choice of books and resources is the most important factor affecting satisfaction levels.
  • The importance of libraries as a place for lifelong learning is gaining ground.
  • A significantly highly proportion of adults from black and minority ethnic (BME) groups use libraries more than adults from white ethnic groups.”



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