Released: December 11, 2013

Poll finds U.S. residents appreciate their public libraries

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) —┬áMost U.S. residents like their public libraries although half say modern technology means they are less needed, a poll released Wednesday indicated.

The survey by the Pew Research Center found 90 percent said closing the local library would have an effect on the community with 63 percent describing the impact as “major.” About two-thirds, 67 percent, said they and their families would be affected by the closing with 29 percent saying it would have a major impact.

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