Coffee Club: Are Libraries Obsolete?

Published 03/19 2014 10:34AM

Updated 03/19 2014 10:40AM

A Pew Research study finds that despite all of the technology available at our fingertips -- about half of all Americans ages 16 and older had used a public library in the last year.

The study found the more technology a person has, such as a laptop computer, smart phone or e-reader, the more likely that person is to patronize a library.

While 28% of adults 18-and older are reading e-books, only 4% have abandoned print books entirely.

Many libraries have broadened their offerings to include new technologies and formats as well as hosting events and classes.

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