Released: December 12, 2013

Public Approval of Libraries as They Are Is Still Enviable

In an environment where many institutions are plagued with a lack of public confidence, libraries still stand out as trusted and valued. A recent Pew study shows that the large majority of Americans 16 and older say that public libraries play an important role in their communities. According to this study:

So much for that nonsense about our not needing libraries as they exist anymore. Most Americans feel that library closures would have a negative impact on them and their communities. […]

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