The State of America’s Libraries report, an annual summary of library trends released during National Library Week, April 8 – 14, outlines statistics and issues affecting all types of libraries. The report affirms the invaluable role libraries and library workers play within their communities by leading efforts to transform lives through education and lifelong learning.During this time of rapid social change, libraries of all types are providing welcoming spaces to an increasingly diverse population; working with the community to offer social service support and health resources, career and small business development assistance; and combating fake news by providing tools to assess and evaluate news sources.
Flipbook version at American Libraries Magazine
2018 State of America's Libraries Report (PDF) (accessible version coming soon)
Press release: New report affirms invaluable role of our nation’s libraries
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.