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Younger Americans’ Relationships with Public Libraries

September 10, 2014

Two-thirds of Americans say that closing their local public library would have a major impact on their community. Low-income Americans, Hispanics and blacks are more likely than others to say that this would affect their lives and communities.

Library User Quiz: Community Version

June 30, 2014

See how your own library habits stack up against the rest of your community—and the U.S. as a whole! Now you can create a group version of our new quiz to collect your own data and learn about how your community engages with libraries.

From Distant Admirers to Library Lovers–and Beyond

March 13, 2014

Two-thirds of Americans say that closing their local public library would have a major impact on their community. Low-income Americans, Hispanics and blacks are more likely than others to say that this would affect their lives and communities.

E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps

January 16, 2014

Two-thirds of Americans say that closing their local public library would have a major impact on their community. Low-income Americans, Hispanics and blacks are more likely than others to say that this would affect their lives and communities.

How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities

December 11, 2013

Two-thirds of Americans say that closing their local public library would have a major impact on their community. Low-income Americans, Hispanics and blacks are more likely than others to say that this would affect their lives and communities.

Americans’ reading habits over time

June 25, 2013

The population of e-book readers is growing. In the past year, the number of those who read an e-book in the past year increased from 16% of all Americans ages 16 and older in December 2011 to 23% in November 2012. At the same time, the percentage of Americans who read a printed book in the previous 12 months fell from 72% of the population in 2011 to 67% in 2012.

Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations

June 25, 2013

Two-thirds of Americans say that closing their local public library would have a major impact on their community. Low-income Americans, Hispanics and blacks are more likely than others to say that this would affect their lives and communities.

Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading

May 01, 2013

Two-thirds of Americans say that closing their local public library would have a major impact on their community. Low-income Americans, Hispanics and blacks are more likely than others to say that this would affect their lives and communities.

Public Library Resources (Infographic)

January 25, 2013

How likely Americans say they would be to use the following resources at public libraries

Library Services in the Digital Age

January 22, 2013

Two-thirds of Americans say that closing their local public library would have a major impact on their community. Low-income Americans, Hispanics and blacks are more likely than others to say that this would affect their lives and communities.

Mobile Connections to Libraries

December 31, 2012

Two-thirds of Americans say that closing their local public library would have a major impact on their community. Low-income Americans, Hispanics and blacks are more likely than others to say that this would affect their lives and communities.

E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines

December 27, 2012

Two-thirds of Americans say that closing their local public library would have a major impact on their community. Low-income Americans, Hispanics and blacks are more likely than others to say that this would affect their lives and communities.

Reading Habits in Different Communities

December 20, 2012

Two-thirds of Americans say that closing their local public library would have a major impact on their community. Low-income Americans, Hispanics and blacks are more likely than others to say that this would affect their lives and communities.

Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits

October 23, 2012

Two-thirds of Americans say that closing their local public library would have a major impact on their community. Low-income Americans, Hispanics and blacks are more likely than others to say that this would affect their lives and communities.

Libraries, patrons, and e-books

June 22, 2012

Two-thirds of Americans say that closing their local public library would have a major impact on their community. Low-income Americans, Hispanics and blacks are more likely than others to say that this would affect their lives and communities.

The rise of e-reading

April 04, 2012

Two-thirds of Americans say that closing their local public library would have a major impact on their community. Low-income Americans, Hispanics and blacks are more likely than others to say that this would affect their lives and communities.

A Snapshot of E-Reader and Tablet Owners (Infographic)

January 27, 2012

A look at the demographic differences among owners of tablets and e-book reader devices.

Tablet and E-book reader Ownership Nearly Double Over the Holiday Gift-Giving Period

January 23, 2012

Two-thirds of Americans say that closing their local public library would have a major impact on their community. Low-income Americans, Hispanics and blacks are more likely than others to say that this would affect their lives and communities.

Libraries and Learning Communities (Video & Slides)

October 18, 2011

Two-thirds of Americans say that closing their local public library would have a major impact on their community. Low-income Americans, Hispanics and blacks are more likely than others to say that this would affect their lives and communities.

Information Searches That Solve Problems

December 30, 2007

Two-thirds of Americans say that closing their local public library would have a major impact on their community. Low-income Americans, Hispanics and blacks are more likely than others to say that this would affect their lives and communities.