State of America's Libraries Report 2019

The State of America’s Libraries report is a summary of library trends released during National Library Week, April 7 – 13, that outlines statistics and issues affecting all types of libraries. Never have our nation’s libraries played such a pivotal role in strengthening communities through education and lifelong learning. Libraries are a microcosm of the larger society. They play an important and unique role in the communities that they serve and provide an inclusive environment where all are treated with respect and dignity. No longer just places for books, our public libraries serve as a lifeline for some of our nation’s most vulnerable communities. From community-wide issues as illiteracy, homelessness and community silos, our nation’s public libraries are acting as catalysts in fostering community-wide solutions that strengthen communities.

Flipbook version at American Libraries Magazine

2019 State of America's Libraries Report (PDF)

Promotional tools for the State of America's Libraries Report

Press release: State of America’s Libraries 2019 report affirms Libraries = Strong Communities

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American Library Association
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