Peripatetic, itinerant, eclectic musings about books, politics, history, language, culture, and anything else that interests me.
“We” meaning Americans:
How much do Americans love libraries? So much that even people who don’t use them say they cherish them. … According to the report, 30 percent of Americans are “highly engaged” with their local libraries, but most people’s use of libraries depends on what’s going on in their lives: students, job seekers, and new parents patronize libraries because their lives are changing and they need information. People who engage the least with their libraries, according to the study, tend to have “lower levels of technology use, fewer ties to their neighbors, lower feelings of personal efficacy, and less engagement with other cultural activities.”