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To be fair to older generations, the books read by millennials are likely to include those assigned in school. But the assumption that young adults never put down their smartphone and pick up a book is statistically false. They just don’t get them from the library as much.
Some 88 percent of Americans younger than 30 said they read a book in the past year compared with 79 percent of those older than 30. At the same time, American readers’ relationship with public libraries is changing—with younger readers less likely to see public libraries as essential in their communities.
But you shouldn’t forget about all the free resources the library offers – including ebooks and audiobooks.
Source: The Atlantic
Perhaps surprisingly, many parents in tech companies limit the time their children use electronics. But they know the dangers more than most.
“So, your kids must love the iPad?” I asked Mr. Jobs, trying to change the subject. The company’s first tablet was just hitting the shelves. “They haven’t used it,” he told me. “We limit how much technology our kids use at home.”
Source: Washington Post
Two blocks from the National Mall in Washington D.C., Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green is building an $800 million Bible museum.
As the dust from that court victory settles, Green is focusing on a new mission in Washington. Construction begins next month on the as-yet-unnamed Bible museum, and when it opens in 2017, it will be one of the largest museums in the city, about the same size as the nearby Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
Source: Washington Post
Using books shared by users during a recent meme, Facebook discovered the books that most affected readers. Several Christian-themed books made the top 20.
J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series topped the list of influential books, with more than 20 percent of examined users naming the series. But the Bible placed No. 6, listed by more than 7 percent of those answering the meme. And C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia placed No. 10, with The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe itself placing No. 19.
Source: Christianity Today
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