By: Rebecca Cofiño / Blogger
The Pew Research Center just released a study about American’s reading habits, and they have surprisingly great news!
Eight out of ten young people, ages 16-29, have read a traditional print book within the last year. That’s a higher rate than older adults, seven out of ten of whom reported reading a book. Another uplifting tidbit: library usage is up in the younger generation. Coconut Grove’s historic library is up for the challenge. In November they will host several events targeted at different demographics.
Teen String Club
Although library usage for teens is up, researchers have found that teens use the library in a different way, as more of a hang-out location. Coconut Grove librarians are right on trend by hosting a Teen String Club. No hush-hushing. Teens are invited to bring their string instruments to the library for a jam session. There will also be a selection of books related to music for them to check out.
November 6, 2012, from 6-7 pm.
Preschoolers are invited to attend a Thanksgiving event at the library. Children will be read stories about Thanksgiving. There will also be songs related to the holiday. Preschoolers love learning about cultural celebrations and this is bound to be a hit. At the end of the session, they will create a Thanksgiving craft they can take home to decorate their homes for the holiday.
November 17, 2012, at 3:30.
Reading Ready Toddler Storytime
The Coconut Grove Library Branch participates in the Miami Dade Library Reading Ready Program. This program is aimed at promoting early literacy. Toddlers are invited to come to a weekly storytime with either caregivers. They share stories, songs and activities together. Although the program is primarily aimed at the children, librarians also educate their parents on ways that they can promote reading at home.
November 7, 14, 21 & 28, at 3:30