Monday, December 16, 2013

Americans ♥ Libraries

Public libraries are more beloved than apple pie
American approval ratings rank public libraries at 94%, which is above congress (now in single digits!), journalists (28%), baseball (67%) and apple pie (81%). The Atlantic 

From the Pew Research Center:
  • 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;
  • 95% say that public libraries are important because they promote literacy and a love of reading;
  • 94% say that having a public library improves the quality of life in a community;
  • 81% say that public libraries provide many services people would have a hard time finding elsewhere.

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