Library users are more sociable and active
Would you like to improve your social life? Come to the library more often! According to a new report by Pew Research Center, 30% of Americans are highly engaged with public libraries—this group is more active in their communities and more likely to socialize with family and friends.
"The members of the two high engagement groups, Library Lovers and Information Omnivores, include people who value and utilize public libraries most heavily—those who say that libraries play a major role in their own lives and in the lives of their families, who think libraries improve their communities, who are avid readers and think libraries play an essential role in encouraging literacy and a love of reading. Members of these high engagement groups also tend to be active in other parts of their communities. They tend to know their neighbors, they are more likely to visit museums and attend sporting events, and they are more likely to socialize with families and friends."