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Great Public Schools Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading Released: May 1, 2013 By Carolyn Miller, Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie and Kristen Purcell The vast majority of parents of minor children — children younger than 18 — feel libraries are very important for their children. The ties between parents and libraries start with the importance parents attach to the role of reading in their children’s lives. The importance parents assign to reading and access to knowledge shapes their enthusiasm for libraries and their programs: 94% of parents say libraries are important for their children and 79% describe libraries as “very important.” Almost every parent (97%) says it is important for libraries to offer programs and classes for children and teens. Library visits by children Some 70% of parents report their child visited a public library in the past 12 months and 55% say their child has his/her own library card. Parents themselves are considerably more likely than other adults to use library services About this Research Acknowledgements Prev Next

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