Public library engagement in urban, suburban, and rural communities
What does library engagement look like in different community types?
Public libraries and technology: From “houses of knowledge” to “houses of access”
Some 77% of Americans now think it is “very important” for public libraries to provide free access to computers and the internet to the community. (For comparison, 80% of Americans say the same thing about books.)
How does your community’s library engagement compare with the rest of the country?
Compare the library engagement of your library or group with the rest of the country using our new “community quiz” tool.
“Stack attack”? The NYPL controversy and the future of public libraries
The New York Public Library recently announced that it is rethinking its controversial plans to turn parts of its 42nd Street location into a public lending library. Public libraries across the country are grappling with similar issues of how central their collections of books should be as they strive to add digital services, expand learning resources, and serve as all-purpose community spaces.
A new way of looking at public library engagement in America
Highlights from our new report exploring the spectrum of Americans’ engagement with public libraries.