E-books and young people

When e-book readers first started out, they were mainly popular amongst older generations because of their ease of use and adjustable text size. You may have heard all about them by now, and maybe even tried one of our display readers in the Library.

Now, children and teens are catching on.

The New York Times recently published an article explaining the sudden rise in sales of children’s and young people’s e-books since Christmas. It would appear a lot of families bought them for their children – and the surprising part is what kids are using them for.

It seems the availability of older books in free downloadable e-book form means that classics such as Little Women and Pride and Prejudice are being discovered for the first time by Generation Z.

You can read the full article here.