Pew Research Center Releases Libraries 2016



pew-libraries-2016This month, the Pew Research Center released a new report, Libraries 2016that delves into Americans’ attitudes toward public libraries, library use and engagement, and a portrait of those who have never been to libraries. The report found that visitation trends have steadied and that Americans have high expectations of what their local libraries should offer:

“People see libraries as a safe place, a source of educational opportunity and trusted information, as well as a place to ignite creativity in young people.”

The report also found that many people believe closing libraries would hurt their communities.

Read the entire study at Pew Research Center.

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