Older People Enjoy Reading More

"When It Comes To Leisure Time, Watch Out For The Generation Gap" is an interesting post at Media Post’s Engage:Boomers blog.  Author Matt Thornhill cites a study of preferrred leisure time activities among the four generations, Silent (ages 66-85), Boomers (47-65), Gen X (30-46), and Millennials (18-29).  The Silent generation lists reading books as their third favorite activity, after watching TV and eating out.  Boomers list reading books as their fourth favorite.   Millennials aren’t big readers–at least at this stage of their lives.   What implications does this have for libraries?

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