The Young and Unreachable?

I recently started getting a little more involved in planning book clubs and other activities for adults at the library. Howard County Library has a great children’s department and our classes are filled easily the day registration begins. We also do a very good job of reaching teens. Our adult classes, book clubs, etc do a very good job of attracting people as well. I have noticed, however, that we do not get many adults in the college to early 30’s range attending these activities. We’ve tried broadening our book club audience by having three different people with different styles and taste in books alternate months leading the discussion and choosing the book. Even my oddball taste in books has not lead to diversity in the group. I am trying a pubquiz night for September in an attempt to draw in a younger crowd. I am wondering if it is just the demographic make-up of our area or if this demographic is just not interested or able to attend library events.

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