Wednesday, September 16, 2015

New US libraries survey reports public "thinks libraries are important to communities"

A report on Libraries at the Crossroads was published yesterday by the Pew Research Center. The results come from a survey of 2,004 Americans aged 16+, which was carried out in spring 2015. The researchers note that use of libraries "edged downward over the past three years" but many positive messages came through. For example "85% of Americans say that libraries should “definitely” coordinate with schools in providing resources for children." "65% maintain that libraries contribute to helping people decide what information they can trust." "78% of those 16 and older say libraries should “definitely” offer programs to teach people how to use digital tools such as computers, smartphones and apps."
Full report at
Photo by Sheila Webber: lemon meringue pie, Brogyllen cafe, Gothenburg, September 2015

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