News Corp survey finds majority of children six-to-12 are library members
News Corp Australia’s Great Australian Reading Survey, conducted in June, found that about three-quarters of children aged six to 12 and almost half of under five-year-olds are card-carrying members of their local public library, reports the Herald Sun.
The survey found more than two-thirds of parents with children across all age groups visit libraries, while almost all (98%) of parents read printed books to their children. Almost 80% of children were found to prefer printed books to ebooks, while just under three-quarters of children of all ages are reading books at home five-to-seven days a week.
More than half (56%) of parents have a scheduled time to set aside for reading, and 89% of children talk to their parents about the books they are reading.