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Information Hounds and Tech-savvy People Still Rely on Their Public Libraries

The shift to digital devices and lightning-fast information from things other than books hasn’t left public libraries in the dust, as some have predicted.

A new report by the Pew Research Internet Project, released on Friday, March 14, shows that information omnivores and tech-savvy patrons love and rely on their libraries.

In the third of a series of Pew reports about the changing role of libraries in America in the digital age, Pew says:

Both of those groups tend to be better educated, have higher incomes and are more involved in social and cultural activities than people less engaged in libraries.

According to the Pew study:

Kathleen O'Dell is community relations director for the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at kathleeno@thelibrary.org.

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