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PEW Research Report on What People Want from Public Libraries

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.

Access a summary of the survey findings on the Pew Research Center site, and the complete report from the site.

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