This BBC article obviously caught my interest: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12503052
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A student at John's mentioned it to me in passing yesterday morning and brought up a very valid point. The top 10 books make it clear that young children and adults are using public libraries. Indeed the young children will presumably be using the libraries because their parents introduced them to it. There is a distinct lack of representation of teenage and young-adult fiction.
The public library, in which I worked, had a dedicated young adult section and I certainly don't think that it is the case that public libraries are in some way under-catering for this generation. The library service must not be 'cool' (or indeed 'hip' - a term I am a tad too young to remember the first time round but like all the same) and it is this stereotype that recent events like 'Save our Libraries' and services within libraries such as excellent computer facilities, art exhibitions from local schools as at Norwich Millennium Library and author and illustrator visits as at Cambridge Central go some way to smashing.