MoBroadbandNow released the second in a series of reports focusing on broadband usage in Missouri. Click to read Building Digital Inclusion: Broadband and Missouri’s Public Libraries. The report analyzes data collected from thousands of Missouri citizens. For many residents living in underserved broadband communities, the public library is one of the main access points to high-speed Internet.
The Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project recently released a study on public library use among young people. Click to read Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits. According to its data, 60 percent of people under the age of 30 visited their local public library in the last year. This age group also has a high comfort level downloading e-books and accessing news or information online.