Posted on October 10, 2018 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Next time anyone tries to call you a book hoarder, tell them you’re actually promoting youth literacy.

The Guardian shared a study done on more than 160,000 adults, from 31 different countries, that examined how the number of books at one's home affected literacy.

It found that teenagers with lower levels of secondary education who came from a home filled with books “become as literate, numerate and technologically apt in adulthood as university graduates who grew up with only a few books,” according to The Guardian.

The magic size range for libraries seemed to be from 80 to 350. At the former level, teenagers exhibited average literacy skills; at the latter, the literacy gains weren’t statistically significant.

You can read more about the study here.

Tagged As: Survey, The Guardian

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