The Pew Research Center survey report, Libraries at the Crossroads, highlights what people say they want to see from their library.
PEW finds that many Americans want public libraries to:
- support local education;
- serve special constituents such as veterans, active-duty military personnel and immigrants;
- help local businesses, job seekers and those upgrading their work skills;
- embrace new technologies such as 3-D printers and provide services to help patrons learn about high-tech gadgetry.