2008 Kids And Family Reading Report

July 10, 2008

“The 2008 Kids & Family Reading Report, a follow up to a similar 2006 study, both of which were conducted by Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, and TSC, a division of Yankelovich, a leader in consumer trends research, again found that the time kids spend reading books for fun declines after age eight and continues to drop off through the teen years.”

Some excerpts from the report include: that 89% of the 5-17 year-olds in the study said that the books theirfavorite books were the ones they picked out themselves and that parents who are a good resource for selecting books their children would enjoy reading have a difficult time finding information on books for their children–especially those aged 15-17.

We have many resources available to help parents and children find books they’ll enjoy. Please stop in at the Library and discover what’s at your fingertips.