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Volume 18 No 9 / February 26, 202026 February 2020

Library use, book buying, and reading by all age groups

In this issue: A focus on reading, including reading behaviours of Canadian parents and children, Canadians’ book buying and library use, a comparative analysis of Canadian 15-year-olds’ test scores in reading, and Americans’ reading behaviours across age groups.


Kids and Family Reading Report

Arts Research Monitor

Based on a survey of 1,939 parents and children, this report explores “the attitudes and behaviours of English and French-speaking Canadian children and families around reading books for fun”. The research team found that a large majority (86%) of ch… View this resource

Borrow, Buy, Read: Library Use and Book Buying in Canada

Arts Research Monitor

This report uses multiple sources to explore the relationship between library use and book buying in Canada, noting that “contrary to popular belief, Canadian libraries… are not in competition with book retailers; in fact, libraries are known to help… View this resource

Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA): Results from PISA 2018

Arts Research Monitor

The performance of Canadian 15-year-olds in reading, science, and mathematics in 2018 is examined in this report, with international comparisons from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD’s) Programme for International St… View this resource

Reading Through the Ages

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This journal article examines similarities and differences in reading behaviours across generations in the United States in 2019, based on a survey of 2,232 readers. There were at least 400 respondents from each generation: Generation Z (age 16–22),… View this resource

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