Thursday, April 16, 2015

ALA State of America's Libraries

In 2012, there were 92.6 million attendees at the 4 million programs offered by public libraries."Libraries demonstrate their value as community anchors by responding to issues and identifying trends that impact the community. Free library programs provide learning opportunities and entertainment for children as well as adults. Books and digital resources support educational goals from early literacy through lifelong learning. Library collections include books and resources that represent the diversity of people, cultures, and the faraway places that make up the world we live in. Librarians help protect people’s rights by proactively supporting equitable access and intellectual freedom. "

Click here to read the full report from the American Library Association.