Thursday, September 13, 2012

U.S. Public Libraries Weather the Storm

Public libraries continue to transform lives by providing critical services and innovative solutins to technology access, in spite of years' worth of cumulative budget cuts.

The U.S. Public Library Challenge: Use vs Funding, FY2011-2012

Technology Classes up 36%
Electronic Resources up 58%
Computers up 60%
Wi-Fi up 74%

Flat or Decreased funding down 57%
23 states report cuts in state funding to public libraries in 2011

Read more at www.ala.org/plinternetfunding

Posted by Katie Heaton, Branch Manager