Long Overdue: A Fresh Look at Public Attitudes About Libraries in the 21st Century

Long Overdue: A Fresh Look at Public Attitudes About Libraries in the 21st Century

Americans value public libraries above most other community services, but few are aware of the competition for public funds that libraries face. Long Overdue: A Fresh Look at Public Attitudes About Libraries in the 21st Century (84 pages, PDF), a report from Public Agenda, outlines program priorities — literacy and reading programs for adults, teen activities, and free computer access — and identifies opportunities for libraries to build public support and broaden their funding streams.