Itâ??s clear the rise of the Digital Age has brought some significant changes to our society.
Some may be asking, "How is this affecting the way young people view libraries?"
Dominic Vanlaanen, a sophomore at Iron Mountain High School, explains his view on libraries.
â??I still like to go,â?? says Vanlaanen, â??especially for book reports and research reports. I go to the library and use my iPad, and just read, kind of as a social place to be, and it's a nice environment,â?? explains Dominic.
Some may assume that younger people don't frequent the library as often because of what they can do now on phones, tablets, and laptops. But a new study shows the opposite.
The Pew Research Center released a study showing 60 percent of Americans between the ages of 16 and 29 are still going to the library.
But some say improvements would benefit their experiences.
â??I think it would attract more young people if they had, you know, you could get an iPad, and maybe a tour around the library,â?? Dominic says, â??help you find books and something like that.â??
While the study showed that younger Americans still choose to go to public libraries, it also showed 71 percent of those under the age of 30 who read news regularly, read it on a hand-held device.
And while technology can change the way young people read or do research, it's reassuring to know that they still choose to do so at their local library.
â??Nothing compares to reading a paper book,â?? Dominic adds.