18. October 2012 · Comments Off on Washington Post article on Public Libraries in DC area · Categories: Uncategorized

I like Patricia Sullivan’s article in the Washington Post on October 3. She writes, “And public demand is as strong as ever, librarians say. Whether measured by circulation size, customer visits to branches or Web sites, or participation in classes, reading programs or information inquiries, people are using their public libraries. The American Library Association reports that a national 2010 study showed that 4.4 million Americans used their libraries for job-related activities, even as budgets shrank. A Pew Charitable Trusts study of 15 urban library systems, not including Washington, noted that library visits rose 6 percent from 2005 to 2011.”

Take a look at the article at http://wapo.st/VuPWga.

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