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Study Says Teens are Reading Less

Updated: 05/12/2014 11:01 PM
Created: 05/12/2014 10:58 PM KAALtv.com
By: Jenna Lohse

(ABC 6 News) -- A new report shows teens are spending less time reading for fun.

The report says almost half of 17-year-olds read for pleasure less than twice a year. The new findings also show girls read an average of 10 minutes more per day than boys. Researchers suggest more technology use by kids may be linked to less reading.

We posed this question to staff at Rochester Barnes & Noble, who see it a little differently.

“You can get any book in any format possible and that is just what is so cool with this generation, they have access to it in any format that you could possibly imagine. I really don't think that teens are reading less, they're just reading differently,” said Christine Schultz, Barnes & Noble in Rochester.

The Barnes and Noble staff tells us they've seen a rise in teens buying eBooks.