Americans Strongly Value Libraries in Their Communities
Americans strongly value the role of public libraries in their communities, and most of them say they have only had positive experiences at public libraries, and value a range of library resources and services.
’Digital Natives’ Still Bound to Print
Even in an age of increasing digital resources, younger Americans are more likely than older Americans to use and appreciate libraries as physical spaces – places to study for class, go online, or just hang out.
Why Parents Love Libraries
The vast majority of parents of minor children feel libraries are very important for their children, not only because they foster a love of reading, but also because they provide information, resources and a safe place.
Library Services in the Digital Age
The internet has already had a major impact on how people find and access information, and now the rising popularity of e-books is helping transform Americans’ reading habits.