Reading is foundational to learning and the information acquisition
upon which people make decisions. For centuries, the capacity to read
has been a benchmark of literacy and involvement in community life. In
the 21st Century, across all types of U.S. communities, reading is a common activity that is pursued in myriad ways.
As technology and the digital world expand and offer new types of
reading opportunities, residents of urban, suburban, and rural
communities at times experience reading and e-reading differently.