A Pew Research Center survey from 2016 “finds that 53% of Millennials (those ages 18 to 35 at the time) say they used a library of bookmobile in the previous 12 months.” Is your library providing programs and services for Millennials?
Register for the October 4th WVLS/NFLS webinar “Are You Being Served? Programming for Emerging Adults” for tips on designing programs for the 20s and 30s crowd. View the full 2017 WVLS Fall Continuing Education Schedule.
Jessica Jupitus, Downtown Libraries Manager of the Sacramento Public Library, and Lori Easterwood, City Librarian of Folsom Public Library, both in California, are the creators of Alt Library. Alt Library is a programming initiative of the Sacramento Public Library designed to engage community members in their 20s and 30s with fun and provocative programming. Read the Alt Library Initiative. Checkout the Alt Library events on Meetup.
The same Pew Research Center study notes that only 45% of GenXers, 43% of Baby boomers and 36% of those in the Silent Generation visited libraries or bookmobiles in the last 12 months. Read the full Pew Research Center article: “Millennials are the most likely generation of Americans to use public libraries,” from June 21, 2017.