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state of america's libraries 2015

The State of America’s Libraries 2015 report was released today by  American Libraries,  a publication of the American Library Association.

We navigate changes in Erate, net neutrality, professional accreditation.  We see a need for diversity in children’s literature. Traditional library programs, from story times to author talks, have always been popular with patrons. Now, new forms of programming today, from makerspaces to drop-in craft activities reflect our changing world. In 2012, there were 92.6 million attendees at the 4 million programs offered by public libraries. This represents a 10-year increase of 54.4% in program attendance.   Public libraries serve as community anchors that address economic, educational, and health disparities in the community. The need for libraries exists.

To read the full report click here

Author: spotwin

While I am a librarian , I am a reading cheerleader. The purpose of this library blog is to better promote reading and information literacy to my community. I love books, reading with my son, properly placed apostrophes, canoeing, locating the nearest Starbucks, cheering the Montreal Canadians, and Cherry Garcia ice cream.

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