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Newspaper Column: Who's Reading Out There?

Show simple item record Nicoson, William J. 2005-03-21T18:00:28Z 2005-03-21T18:00:28Z 1999-09
dc.description PDF file distilled from original WordPerfect document. Original size 11" x 8.5". en
dc.description.abstract Is it true that, in the age of TV, reading a book is regarded as a quaint, ineffective pastime? Is it true that the “next generation,” after release from academic labors, instantly abandons the written word for the talking head? I admit that, as a columnist, I’ve a bias against believing no one cares to read any more. Fortunately there’s evidence showing that people around me not only read but read a lot. The Fairfax County Public Library, with 19 branches and an annual budget of $25 million, reports that 77% of the county population holds its library cards. In 1998 close to 5 million visits were made to library branches in the county.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher The Connection en
dc.subject leisure reading en_US
dc.subject Fairfax County (VA) Public Library en_US
dc.subject literacy en_US
dc.title Newspaper Column: Who's Reading Out There? en
dc.type Article en

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