This month, the Pew Research Center released a new report, Libraries 2016, that 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.