This is the title of a news article that came out in today's paper---these are Americans, not people in undeveloped countries! Can you believe this? What do you think? How limited must a life be when your entire world is limited to your own experience and what you view in the pop cultural media? When books are free at public libraries and people CAN read, what in the world is going on? Is anyone besides me disturbed by this?
What do you think?
UPDATE: This was in the comment section following the above article:
"Only one in four didn't read a book? I'm a librarian and I would have guessed only one in four had read a book. I'm betting many in the survey said they'd read one if they'd only touched one. To illustrate what we're up against: Libraries offer a variety of materials in addition to books including DVDs. I've lost count of the number of times I have overheard parents say to their children that they couldn't check out books: they could only have movies.---T. J. Aug-21"
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