03/20/2013 10:11 am ET Updated May 20, 2013

Would More People Use The Public Library If It Had A Water Slide? - John Metcalfe - The Atlantic Cities

In 2010, Poland's National Library performed a survey to determine the reading habits of the Polish citizenry. The results were not buoying: 56 percent of Poles had not read a book in the past year, either in hard or electronic form. Just as bad was that 46 percent had not attempted to digest anything longer than three pages in the previous month – and this included students and university graduates.