Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Pew study shows ‘vast majority’ value libraries

The “vast majority,” 95 percent, of Americans age 16 and older, say that public libraries play an important role in their communities, according to findings released today by the Pew Research Center.

The findings indicate varying levels of support for different library services:

“Americans strongly value library services such as access to books and media; having a quiet, safe place to spend time, read, or study; and having librarians to help people find information. Other services, such as assistance finding and applying for jobs, are more important to particular groups, including those with lower levels of education or household income.”

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