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Libraries a worthwhile public investment

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Libraries are essential, and the research proves it. We know from a recent longitudinal study from The Institute of Education at the University of London that "reading for pleasure was found to be more important for children's cognitive development between ages 10 and 16 than their parents' level of education. The combined effect on children's progress of reading books often, going to the library regularly and reading newspapers at 16 was four times greater than the advantage children gained from having a parent with a degree." In 2013, the library forecast 10,081,000 print and electronic items would be used by library cardholders - a tremendous investment in reading and learning across all age groups.


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Online e-books replace heavy school textbooks - azcentral.com

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Online e-books replace heavy school textbooks. School districts write their own online science textbooks for class, saving money while making studying more flexible.
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Amazon Partners With Brazil's Ministry of Education to Distribute eBooks to ... - mediabistro.com

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Is The "Young Adult" Boom Dwindling In Books As Well As Movies?

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There's a lot riding on Divergent, which comes out this Friday. Studios are hoping it'll show there are still audiences for young-adult films other than Hunger Games, after the dismal performance of several other films. But also, says the Wall Street Journal, there's hope it'll rescue the struggling young-adult book market.

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Sara Rosett's curator insight, March 18, 2014 8:00 AM

Finally! "Also, studios are getting wary of novels that feel too much like cookie-cutter copies of other stuff. Especially Twilight clones." 

Evangeline Denmark's curator insight, March 21, 2014 12:23 PM

I'd argue that the lack of a stand out bestseller gives young adult readers the opportunity to explore other books in the genre. I don't think the category in books or in movies is going anywhere any time soon.

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Where to find free eBooks, and how to get them on to your ereader device - PC Advisor

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There are myriad ways to find free ePub format eBooks - some of them are even legitimate!
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Wednesday column: the travails of previewing your new eBook project in ... - Talking New Media

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Each Wednesday, TNM invites digital publishing leaders to discuss industry topics, or explain the latest solutions involving digital media.
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