Younger Audiences Frequent Libraries

A recent report from the Pew/Internet & American Life Project indicates that “members of Gen Y are the leading users of libraries for help solving problems and in more general patronage.” The report went on to indicate that young adults will be the primary users of libraries in the future when they encounter problems: “40% of Gen Y said they would do that, compared with 20% of those above age 30 who say they would go to a library.”

 Interesting, considering they are the generation with the most technical gadgetry attachmented to their person. Seems there is still no replacement for the knowledgable librarian, the act of life-long learning, and experiencing civic participation.