At Mosio we love libraries. It turns out so do young people. A new study finds that the age group that uses libraries the most is 16 to 29 year olds. Given how tech savvy young people are, this is an incentive for libraries to keep on the cutting edge of technology and digital reference trends. However, the study also finds that despite their technological skills, young people are still fond of traditional bound paper books.
Young adults like libraries and books, new study finds
A love of paper books may be part of the success of the “Little Free Library” kiosks. Popping up around the globe, these small wooden boxes offer people a new way to share books and the reading experience.
Little Free Library kiosks pop up in Sacramento area
From free books on every corner to the “Bookless Library,” North Carolina State University is turning the traditional library on its head. Their new Hunt Library is a clean modern open space, with lots of room for students to congregate and collaborate. What’s missing are the books. They aren’t gone completely, however. They are simply tucked away in an archival space, and delivered by a book delivery system called the “bookBot.”
The “Bookless” Library
Here are some other news items from the libary world you might find interesting.
Queens Library Offers Free Digital Copies of Magazines
ALA 2013: Libraries to Offer Monthly ‘Top 10’ Book List
Bringing libraries back to communities
Video: Libraries using radio waves to save staff, customers time
Local libraries: staying relevant in a digital age
Siouxland Libraries New Technology
The Central Library Moves Hidden Treasures Out Into The Public Eye
Library now offers even more downloadable audiobooks
Morton Grove Library to open new entrance, install self-checkout
Amid changing technology, West Virginia’s public libraries maintain relevance
Laptop donations increase access at library
Howard Library System named Library of the Year
APNewsBreak: US libraries to help uninsured Americans figure out new health coverage options
Who knew reading could be so lucrative — Library system to give away $1,500 in prizes
Library to roll out new checkout system
Mt. Airy’s Lovett Library selected as prototype in citywide library system transformation
Oregon State Library offers services to enhance local library programs
Perry Castañeda Library consolidates service desk
New mobile app lets users search library catalog, download eBooks
Access Aberdeen library services 24/7
Pima Library goes mobile with new app
The Library virtually and in reality
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