|Long overdue: a fresh look at public and leadership attitudes about libraries in the 21st century
|Year of Publication
|Public Agenda Foundation
|Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Americans for Libraries Council
|Americans prize public library service and see libraries as potential solutions to many communities' most pressing problems, from universal access to computers to the need for better options for keeping teens safe and productive. But few Americans are aware of the increasingly tenuous financial picture faced by many libraries. The report includes the results of a national survey of the general public as well as interviews with national and local civic leaders.