Good news for public libraries

With polling numbers like this, maybe public libraries should run for office! 🙂

Good news for public libraries

“This graphic highlights results from the Pew Internet & American Life Project survey, released December 2013. More than 6,000 Americans ages 16 and older were asked about their views of public libraries and the role these institutions serve in their communities. The results show that an overwhelming majority of Americans value libraries.”

View the full report (PDF):

[Graphic: American Libraries Magazine]

Do it today

Do it today.

Did you know that people who read books in their free time are also more likely to attend a sports event? And readers are over two-and-a-half times more likely to volunteer in their community. Reading books is good not just for the reader, but for the community and the economy. So today, put down your smartphone and close your laptop for one hour, and put your face in a book.

(Data source: “Reading on the Rise: A New Chapter in American Literacy,” a 2009 report by the National Endowment for the Arts.)

Tough call: Librarian to the President — or to BeyoncĂ©?

Tough call: Librarian to the President -- or to Beyoncé?

I’m so lucky to have my dream job already. But if I was looking for a new dream job, I’d have a tough decision to make right now: librarian to the President — or librarian to BeyoncĂ©?
President: http://1.usa.gov/12CNwm3
Beyoncé: http://bit.ly/HPL-beyonce

(Both are real librarian jobs, now hiring)