To anyone out there who might think that kids are no longer reading: take a look at this picture. The other day, I asked a few of the kids hanging around the reference desk, "What do you guys like to read?" They answered enthusiastically, with minimal arm-twisting or tooth-pulling on my part. One particularly energetic girl exclaimed, "I'll show you!" and ran off in the direction of the fiction section. When she returned, she looked like this:
She dropped the stack almost immediately after this picture was taken. I forgave her.
So, yeah! Kids are still reading. Kids still like books. And some kids will even share them with you. All you have to do is ask.