Released: June 27, 2013

Young clientele: Libraries are just as relevant to those under 30

Teens and young adults are just as likely as older Americans to use the public library. You could look it up.

Although young people might reach for a cellphone to find out whether that’s true — the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project says it is — their easy access to hand-held electronic devices has not cut into their reliance on the traditional source of data, the library. Fully 18 percent of them even use their mobile devices to access a library’s website.

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