Blogging:The WSJ

Blogging:The WSJ

Janie Lee
Mar 19, 2007

Do you still go to the library? An article in the WSJ says that the library is less a part of kids' lives today.

According to the article, this is due in part to computers and the internet. Kids turn to the internet to research answers to questions rather than turning to the stacks at the library.

These days, children who go to the library are more likely drawn to the computer terminals and special programs such as story time, ice-cream socials and even movie nights.

Another reason may be what a recent study found - that suburban kids use the library for things other than books because their parents are purchasing books for them. In fact, sales of hardcover juvenile books rose 60% from 2002 to 2005, to $3.6 billion, according to the article.

Read the entire piece here. Do you or will you take your children to the library?

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