In the 21st century, libraries of all types are responding to the changing social, economic, and political impacts of living in a digital society. Academic, school, and public libraries provide services that empower people for change. Library workers’ expertise, combined with dynamic collections and digital resources, help individuals develop new skills, communicate with others through new technologies, and help make their communities better places to live. These and other library trends of the past year, including the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2016, are detailed in the American Library Association’s 2017 State of America’s Libraries report, released during National Library Week, April 9– 15, 2017.
Flipbook version at American Libraries Magazine
Reporters should contact:
Deputy Director, Public Awareness Office
American Library Association
Infographics, video and talking points about the Top Ten Most Challenged Books are available on the Top Ten Resources page.