High Expectations For Local Libraries

A January 2013 Pew Research Center report surveyed over 2,200 people to find out, What do Americans expect from their local libraries?

Librarians to help find stuff.
Books to borrow.
Computers and Internet access.
Quiet spaces.
Programs and classes.
Research resources.
Job & career support.
Free events & activities.
Public meeting spaces.

A complete and lengthy report, Library Services in the Digital Age, is available from the Pew Research Center, a “fact tank that informs the public about issues, attitudes and trends shaping America”.