2011 State of America's Libraries Report

state of america's libraries: a report from the american library association

Read about the top ten challenged books, e-book controversy, wireless internet usage soars, taxpayers trust libraries, job-seekers and entrepreneurs turn to libraries, 65% of public visit libraries, and budget cuts.

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