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 http://www.ala.org/news/sites/ala.org.news/files/content/0415_StateAmLib_0.pdf