Pew reports: “Access to books, media, and quiet, safe reading places top the list of favorite library services. 80% of Americans say no-cost access to books and media is the most important service libraries provide, followed by librarian assistance (76%), having a quiet and safe place to read (75%) and research resources (72%).”
From the full report: “95% of Americans ages 16 and older agree that the materials and resources available at public libraries play an important role in giving everyone a chance to succeed.”
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- Found via Stephen’s Lighthouse.
- Source: 10 facts about Americans and public libraries (Pew)
- Source: How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities (Pew)