Becoming a Nation of Readers
Anderson, R. C., Hiebert E. H., Scott J. A., & Wilkinson I. A. G. (1985). Becoming a Nation of Readers: The Report of the Commission on Reading [; ERIC]. Washington D.C.: US Department of Education, National Institute on Education.
Researchers found that the amount of reading done outside of school was consistently related to gains in reading achievement. The study concluded that libraries play a crucial role for families that cannot afford to buy books.