This infographic illustrates why Internet access in libraries is worth critical funding. According to Hyperakt.com, more than 99 percent of U.S. libraries offer free internet, “a service so popular that nearly one in every three Americans take advantage of it.”
This relates to my own experience on the wrong side of the digital divide: my earliest access to the Internet was through terminals at Sonoma State University library.
More recently, we used public computers at the Ashland Library to download and print the rental application for our apartment. Our relocation to Ashland can directly be credited to Jackson County Library Services offering public access to the Internet.
Social sharing credit goes to Sonoma County Library