“The value of reading to our kids — for them and us — is reinforced by the growing body of research on the topic. Just last week, a meta-analysis of 19 studies published in the journal Pediatrics found that reading aloud was significantly beneficial to children and their parents.”
The vast majority (94%) of parents of minor children feel libraries are very important for their children. Compared with other adults who don’t have minor children at home, parents are more likely to have library cards, visit the library, use the library website, and use mobile devices to connect the library. Indeed, 30% of parents say their patronage of libraries has increased in the past five years, primarily due to the presence of a child in their family.