Saturday, September 01, 2007

Librarians Respond To AP Poll Findings That Americans Don't Read Enough Books

posted by birdie on Saturday September 01
from the read-a-book dept.
One out of every four adult Americans did not read a book last year, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press and Ipsos.

Pennsylvania librarians respond: "I was disgusted by that" said Jeanne Williamson, library director at the Milton Public Library. The article really upset me."

Peggy Stockdale of New Columbia said "I think they're missing out on a great joy. You're never bored if you read. You can go places where you otherwise can't, and you learn."

Melanie Weber, head of adult services at the Public Library for Union County in Lewisburg, said not only is reading for enjoyment or in-depth informational purposes but it̢۪s also a great model for young people. Adults who read have kids who read. Story from Standard-Journal,.

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