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Check the data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ (IMLS) recently released 2013 Public Libraries in the United States Survey. The report provides local, state, and national information about the nation’s 9,000 public libraries and their 16,500 branches...

Learn about the History of US Public Librraies through a DPLA  online exhibition. ...

ALA has released The State of America’s Libraries report for 2015.  According to this latest report, academic, public and school libraries are experiencing a shift in how they are perceived by their communities and society.  Read the Executive Summary , Issues and Trends or National...

The Governor’s Advisory Council has created a document, Priorities and Recommendations for Pennsylvania Libraries, that describes the importance of Pennsylvania’s libraries and highlights five areas that they believe must be addressed to ensure that all Pennsylvanians...