BookNet Canada Study: Library users buy more books than those who don’t use libraries

BookNet Canada Study: Library users buy more books than those who don’t use libraries https://librarianship.ca/news/library-use-book-buying-in-canada/ “BookNet Canada this week released its newest study, Borrow, Buy, Read: Library Use and Book Buying in Canada, a look at how Canadian readers, book buyers, and library borrowers discover, obtain, and buy books. Some highlights: Canadians who both buy and borrow books purchase more books, on average per month, than buyers who don’t use the library at all. Those who had both borrowed a book from a library and purchased one in the last year purchased an average of 3.0 books per month Those who had purchased a book but said they never visit the library bought the least amount of books, with 2.6 purchases. Buyers who visited the library 10-14 times in the previous month purchased an average of 6.1 books in a given month Borrowers are listening to audiobooks more often than readers in general: 9% of borrowers listened to audiobooks daily, 7% of readers listened to audiobooks daily 18% of borrowers listened to audiobooks several times a week, 16% of readers listened to audiobooks several times a week The public library is the fourth most popular way readers of all kinds are generally discovering the books they read. Library borrowers are also more likely to read print books daily (24%) or several times a week (28%), when compared to readers (20% and 22%, respectively), who are more likely than borrowers to read less often than once a month or rarely. Data for the study was collected throughout 2018 via online surveys asked of adult, English-speaking Canadians. The report also includes data...

Ontario NDP Culture critic calls on Ford to reverse library cuts

MPP Jill Andrew of the NDP is introducing her motion re: library services funding today. She will be speaking to it at the QP media studio Here is the text of the motion: Ms. Andrew — That, in the opinion of this House, the Ford Government should fully reverse its 50% funding cut to the Ontario Library Service-North and Southern Ontario Library Services so that libraries can maintain the current level of service provided to families, children, seniors and vulnerable populations such as newcomers and under- and unemployed people. Filed May 16, 2019. “Ontario NDP Culture critic calls on Ford to reverse library cuts QUEEN’S PARK — Jill Andrew, MPP for Toronto-St. Paul’s and Ontario NDP Culture critic, was joined by library users and workers for a press conference today highlighting her motion calling on Doug Ford to reverse his library cuts. Last month, Ontarians learned that the Ford Conservatives had cut funding to both the Ontario Library Service-North and the Southern Ontario Library Service by 50 per cent. Since then, layoffs have occurred at both library services. “The heartbreaking impacts of Doug Ford’s cuts to libraries are already being felt,” said Andrew. “We’re hearing about people without bookstores in their community, researchers unable to access the materials they need to do their work, people who need of large-print books, seniors’ book clubs being unable to get enough copies of their reading selections, and we’re hearing about dedicated library workers losing their jobs. “This is just another example of Doug Ford dragging Ontario backwards. He’s prioritizing access to booze over access to books.” Now, communities hurt by Ford’s cruel...

Webinar Recording: May 28 10 a.m. How to get up to $10,000 in free Google advertising for your library with Koios Library Marketing

Here is the recording of this webinar (slides and voice).  zoom_0.mp4 Here is the info for the May 28th FOPL Webinar event at 10am EST ———- Forwarded message ——— From: <beatrice.pitocco@gmail.com> Date: Thu, May 23, 2019 at 12:28 PM Subject: How to get up to $10,000 in free Google advertising for your library with Koios Library Marketing To: <beatrice@koios.co>, <beatrice.pitocco@gmail.com> https://us04web.zoom.us/j/684301267 Description:Beatrice Pitocco is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/684301267 One tap mobile +19292056099,,684301267# US (New York) +16699006833,,684301267# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) Meeting ID: 684 301 267 Find your local number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fbt9oiYtbU How to get up to $10,000 in free Google advertising for your library with Koios Library Marketing Beatrice Pitocco is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/684301267One tap mobile +19292056099,,684301267# US (New York) +16699006833,,684301267# US (San Jose)Dial by your location +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) Meeting ID: 684 301 267 Find your local number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fbt9oiYtbU When Tue May 28, 2019 10am – 12pm Eastern Time – Toronto Where https://us04web.zoom.us/j/684301267 (map) Who • beatrice.pitocco@gmail.com –...