Cincinnati's libraries draw young residents

Millennials love libraries. According to a Pew Research Center report, they’re more likely to visit a library or a bookmobile than any other adult generation.


So which cities offer the most for bibliophiles? Livability reports that Cincinnati comes in at No. 1, thanks to a public library system that boasts 40 branches (all accessible with one card), containing a total 11.7 million titles for the city’s 298,800 residents.


But the branches’ more than 6 million visitors a year don’t just come to read — tons of resources, job assistance, and classes are available for children and adults looking to learn something new or explore continuing education, as well as free snacks and lunches for kids in the summertime. And anyone can check out a discovery pass, which gives access to attractions like The American Sign Museum, The Betts House, and the Harriet Beecher Stowe House at no cost.

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