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U.S Public Libraries At Risk

U.S. Public Libraries At Risk! Many libraries have been adversely affected by recent budget shortfalls. At this pivotal moment, we lookat Most Popular Topics 2010 Poll Results American attitudes toward libraries and review their financial predicament. 67% Cooking US Population 59% Medicine/ Health 169 Million Library Users (59% US Population) 41% Current Events/ Political 77 Million 37% Library Internet Users Business/ Careers 26% Travel/ Vacation 22% Self-Help/ Psychology source: More Federal Funding Cuts The economic crisis that began in 2008 has had a substantial negative effect on Federal fundsallocated to public libraries. 40% 56.4% Cut 62% Cut Projected Cuts 2009 2010 2011 source: Institute of Museum and Library Services Everyone Agrees " School library programs are an essential part of 97% the educational experience because they provide agree resources to students and teachers." " The public library is important to my family's education." 83% agree " School library programs are a good value for my tax dollar." 92% agree " My public library deserves more funding." 81% agree 6 The library improves the quality of life in our community." 94% agree 6 College and research libraries are an essential part of the learning community." 95% agree source: Please Help support your local public library. National Library Week April 10-16 This message brought to you courtesy of: Archives Family history made simple & affordable.

U.S Public Libraries At Risk

shared by Angel on Dec 28
With the U.S economy in recession and the advent of eBooks, libraries in the U.S are risk for closing down. This infographic takes a look at the public's perceptions of public libraries and ways you c...



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