Young readers love printed books
It appeared that no one younger than 33 years old was interviewed for the July 8Metro article “Libraries check out the future.” (Some people’s ages weren’t listed.) I am a 13-year-old who loves to read. I am a regular patron of the public library systems in Fairfax and Loudoun counties, and I have checked out stacks of books for years.
Nothing beats a paper book. I have a Kindle and several other electronic devices, but I do not think the experience of reading a book on paper can be improved by technology.
Most people think that my generation is too dependent on technology; in many ways this perception is correct, but the truth is that we still love a good old-fashioned book to read. When I look around my middle school during the day, I see many students carrying and reading not e-books, but printed books. While wemay communicate with one other electronically, many of us still prefer to read on paper.