Americans are saying clearly: we love our public libraries.
The news follows the release of a survey this week by Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project that gathered data from Americans ages 16 and up on library use.
The survey shows that 91% of people felt libraries are important to their communities; and 76% say libraries are important to them and their families.
And while technological services offered at libraries, like taking advantage of free computers and free internet access are important to the survey takers, print books are still essential, with 80% of respondents saying borrowing books is a “very important” service libraries provide.
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